The contamination of ground water has been the main issue with fracking, and the
industry needs to address it. That's all.Moving forward,
natural gas is a critical step toward a clean energy economy. Currently,
natural gas is an effective "partner" with renewable energy in that
electricity from natural gas can be easily ramped up and down to match load and
the variability of renewables (e.g., when the winds die, sun sets). Nuclear and
coal, as currently used, cannot be easily ramped up and down, making them less
effective for a cleaner, more price-stable energy future where smaller
"distributed" power (e.g., roof top solar, small wind farms near town as
in Spanish Fork) is likely to evolve over the old giant power plants model
(where siting transmission and building multi-billon dollar investments get
locked out over NIMBYs).In short, natural gas is part of
America's energy future until energy storage becomes part of the utility
infrastructure. Wind farms in Hawaii are leading the way on storage.
Here is my civil dialogue.Out of the three page article 71 words or
two paragraphs seem to support the idea that fracking contaminates ground water.
The rest of the story seems to support the title of the article "Experts,
some fracking critics use bad science."Personal opinion the
writer has an agenda.