Fracking: miracle or madness?

Cape Argus: SOME hail shale gas as the miracle answer to the world`s energy needs for centuries to come, and as a key means to significantly reduce fossil fuel emissions that are the major driver of human-induced climate change. Others dismiss such claims as exaggeration and hyperbole, and point to research suggesting the carbon footprint of shale gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- is equal to that of coal or even greater because of "rogue" methane leaks. They warn of severe environmental......

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