Carl Pope, the former head of the Sierra Club, isn't buying into the arguments that exporting shale-derived natural gas is in the best interest of the nation or consumers. He argues against exporting energy at the Energy Experts Blog at NationalJournal.com
Pope says in part: "All informed participants know – and almost all conceal – that the primary purpose of building export infrastructure like the Keystone Pipeline or LNG terminals is to raise energy prices in North America. What is mystifying is why almost all of America’s political class is willing to support a set of policy decisions whose outcomes will be to impoverish most Americans and weaken the nation."
You can read Pope's entire piece, and columns from others, here.
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.
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Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.