Natural gas can fuel more than just our transportation and habitats. It's low cost and high availability in proximity to our citizens makes it a natural choice to reduce our dependence on imports in many ways. The jobs created by natural gas development have already helped hundreds of thousands of Americans get back to work after our recent economic issues. This infographic shows the different ways that natural gas is helping today, and how great the capacity is for natural gas to continue to help our economy tomorrow.
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The Northeast United States is sitting on massive stores of natural gas. As our need for cheap energy expands, shale is the logical answer. Expanded drilling activities and massive infrastructure build outs in the Marcellus-Utica shale play are fueling American employment opportunities and generating 18% of the nations gas supply.
Opponents say Hydraulic Fracturing (also called fracking) is dangerous, and causes lasting environmental damage. The energy industry says it's safe, tightly regulated and is the key technology that provides clean energy to the US. Who's right?