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Have Shale Plays Hijacked Our Energy Future?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 26, 2013 01:09 AM
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“Ten percent of the Lower 48 has been leased by oil companies. That’s more acreage than we plant in corn and wheat. Oil and gas extraction is now the dominant land use on the continent.   “In short, shale plays are a peculiar sort of blessing. For sure, they’ve given us a staggering amount of [...]




 

 

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“Ten percent of the Lower 48 has been leased by oil companies. That’s more acreage than we plant in corn and wheat. Oil and gas extraction is now the dominant land use on the continent.

 

“In short, shale plays are a peculiar sort of blessing. For sure, they’ve given us a staggering amount of new energy. Simultaneously, they’ve hijacked our energy future, chained us to a drilling rig, and thrown away the key.”

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Randy Udall, a sustainable energy expert, is co-founder of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil – USA, Mr. Udall is brother to Sen. Mark Udall (D) of Colorado. 

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