February 24th, 2011
You may or may not agree with T.Boone Pickens’ theory that natural gas is the best bridge fuel to the future. Some people, especially those living atop “fracked” and soon-to-be fracked gas shale formations, worry that drilling can contaminate water supplies and emit harmful air pollution. For them, the fact that natural gas burns much cleaner than gasoline does not adequately compensate for these environmental threats. Still, there’s no arguing that the celebrated Texas oilman makes a strong point about America’s costly oil dependence.