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Do you think hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas should go ahead? | Poll

Natural gas drilling by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, in shale deposits is under way in some US states, on hold in others. Environmentalists are raising concerns about pollution, while industry argues that development is vital for energy independence and job creation. Do you think fracking should go ahead?

Recent Discoveries Put Americas Back in Oil Companies’ Sights

Up and down the Americas, it is a similar story: a Chinese-built rig is preparing to drill in Cuban waters; a Canadian official has suggested that unemployed Americans could move north to help fill tens of thousands of new jobs in Canada’s expanding oil sands; and one of the hemisphere’s hottest new oil pursuits is […]