Fire on tap

It doesn’t take a genius to know that tap water is not meant to catch on fire. Yet that is exactly what has happened to perhaps hundreds of residents who live near natural gas drilling stations. Natural gas has been billed as a “clean” and inexpensive form of energy. But, when it is extracted from …

Hidden costs

Today, as I watched a screening of Josh Fox’s documentary GasLand, about natural gas extraction by means of a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking,” it struck me just how often we allow short-term greed to stand in the way of what is best for everyone over the long term. Natural gas has been billed as …

Disposable

As I watched a screening of Josh Fox’s documentary GasLand, about natural gas extraction by means of a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking,” it struck me just how often we allow short-term greed to stand in the way of what is best for everyone over the long term. Natural gas has been billed as a …