Natural gas production can lead economic recovery

04/22/2011 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Increased production of U.S. shale natural gas will lessen foreign oil dependency, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs, write energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. "The U.S. has an abundance of natural gas, and recent developments in extracting gas from shale deposits mean we could soon be an exporter -- even if we increase domestic demand. Embracing this clean-burning fuel has tremendous potential for creating jobs and enhancing our energy future," they write.

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