Fracking: give us the facts

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14th April, 2012
For countries dependent on oil imports, self-reliance in energy production has long been a holy grail. It is aggravating but nevertheless true that some of the world’s biggest oil exporters are also countries that are not distinguished by their enlightened political regimes, but tend to be notable for their rankings on inter­national comparisons of the most corrupt places to do business. Think Libya, Iraq, Venezuela and Nigeria. Having to kowtow to such regimes is anathema to Western politicians, but running out of oil is even more unthinkable. In the US in particular, enormous resources ...

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