The shale revolution's impact on America

America is now a major exporter of natural gas and oil, something that was unthinkable a decade ago. However, the combination of two technologies that lead to this progress, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, is a source of contention. Proponents point to greater energy independence and profits to landowners. Opponents claim harm to the environment and the drain on communities outweigh the benefits. Watch the video to learn more about the potential rewards and risks of fracking.
Tue, Jan 7 20206:56 AM EST