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  • New technologies to extract natural gas from shale and coal beds leads the IEA to double its estimate of global gas reserves. "A few years ago the U.S. was ready to import gas, in 2009 it had become the world's biggest gas producer," says a gas expert at the IEA. "This is phenomenal, unbelievable."  [View news story]
    A lot of sense, Mr. McHattie. Recovery of this natural gas by "fracking" is destructive to the environment, pernicious to the the water table, destabilizing of the geological infrastructure and non reversible. This last factor means that we gormandize our grandchildren's inheritance to sate our present lust.

    Renewables such as electric vehicles -- and others -- represent an investment now in the future of our children and their world. The issue is a moral one for those who have the capacity to judge right from wrong and to assume the duties of responsible citizenship.
    May 23, 2011. 12:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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