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The U.S. should donate fracking tech to China

By Jim Mackinnon Published: April 22, 2013

The United States can help China clean up its environment by donating fracking technology to the country, writes Steve LeVine at the online news site Quartz.

LeVine writes: "Elizabeth Muller, who runs a California-based climate change monitoring group called Berkeley Earth, is urging environmentalists to help China help itself by developing its shale gas resources. Because China accounts for much of the world’s future atmospheric increase in heat-trapping gases, Muller argues that it is in everyone’s interests to help wean the country off of coal. And one of the best bets for doing that is the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing (better known as 'fracking'), says Muller."

The entire Quartz story is here.

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