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Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One

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Tune in Saturday at 3 or Sunday at 6 for a debate on fracking. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessing. To others it’s a curse. Supporters say natural gas is a clean alternative to coal and a bridge to a green energy future. Opponents say that it’s poisoning our water and methane leaks from the wells actually make it a bigger climate polluter than coal.

To explore the pros and cons of fracking, Climate One Talks with energy experts, activists and a state senator. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California.

That's "Fracking Up Coal Down?" Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6. 

Fracking in North Carolina? FYI for Listeners:
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled several public meetings for residents to comment on proposed rules for the hydraulic fracturing industry. Here’s a link to the department’s website for more info.

 

Michelle Keenan is the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.