Natural Gas: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?

by William Yeatman on June 21, 2011

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Here’s a link to video of a panel on which I recently participated, “Natural Gas: Good, Bad, or Indifferent,” about European and American regulatory regimes for ‘fracking,’ a.k.a. hydraulic fracturing, the technological breakthrough in natural gas production that has roughly doubled known North American gas reserves in only the last five years. I gave the American perspective. My friend Max Falque, from the International Center for Research on Environmental Issues in France, gave the European perspective. The event was put on by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

Here’s the Atlas promotional statement for the video:

Natural gas has been a test case for environmental politics. Once seen as a low carbon solution to fight global greenhouse gas emissions, new supply discoveries and technological progress have triggered fierce environmentalist opposition. In this video, Max Falque explains how bad laws and perverse regulation have prevented important opportunities to bring abundant energy supply to the French people. CEI’s William Yeatman uncovers the fundamental economics, politics and policy issues at work behind the lively and current U.S. debate over the future of natural gas regulation.

Derby June 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

These anti-capitalist reactionaries would probably oppose even Soylent Green, the tech that promises to keep millions from starvation. Proof that liberals hate the human race.

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