Environment
9:43 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One

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.