Hydraulic fracturing and water pollution:

By Paula Barrios, Research Analyst with SHARE

North America‟s vast shale gas resources are projected to become a major resource for the coming decades, as the U.S. and other countries seek to move toward cleaner energy sources and to become less dependent on foreign oil and natural gas imports. Shale gas extraction presents significant risks, however, and concern is growing that the methods that make it viable are polluting drinking water sources with toxics. As companies prepare to intensify shale gas extraction in Canada and the U.S., investors need to look into the risks that the extraction process presents, and the steps they can take to mitigate those risks. Read the Article

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