Article by Tom Zeller from the Huffington Post 6/27/2011
Nine members of Congress, including several representatives of powerful national security committees, have prepared a letter imploring President Obama to press for expanded natural gas exploration and production in the United States -- primarily though the use of an unconventional and contentious technique known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
Articles by Ian Urbina in the NYTimes from the weekend;
By IAN URBINA June 26, 2011; Energy companies have worked hard to promote natural gas as the fossil fuel of tomorrow, and they have found reliable allies in Washington. But not everyone agrees.
By IAN URBINA June 25, 2011; As investment floods into shale wells, concerns about their productivity are spurring talk of a bubble.