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Attempts by the Obama administration to put pollution and other regulations on hydraulic fracturing are "undermining freedom" and hurting the economy, according to the president of America's largest business lobbying group.
While the Bay State may not be rich in fossil fuels, some in the state do not want to risk the the drinking water, the climate, or tectonic stability to tap what little shale gas might be hiding under the Berkshires.
A major new study finds natural gas production leaks at least twice as much methane as EPA has estimated. Other recent studies find methane warms the Earth more than we thought, and that gas will displace some renewables. Natural gas is not a "bridge" to the future, but more of a gangplank.