Fracking shale is safe, scientists at an energy forum in Vail, Colo., said.
The Greeley Tribune newspaper writes: "Shale gas resources are a blue bridge to our green future, said a Stanford University geophysicist.
"Hydraulic fracturing can be done safely, and it’ll have to be, because the world will be doing more of it, said Dr. Mark Zoback.
“'We cannot stop thinking toward the future just because we have abundant natural gas. If it’s a bridge, there has to be something on the other side. And what’s on the other side is a carbon free energy future,' Zoback said.
"Zoback was part of the Vail Global Energy Forum. He was also part of a committee formed to study the safety of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that releases natural gas trapped deep underground."
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.