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The Fracking 'Boom'

Marcellus Shale Gas Well

9:00 Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fracking appears to be coming to North Carolina.  The state is set to begin issuing permits in the spring for this controversial practice of cracking open rocks to extract oil and natural gas.  Some want the practice banned until proven safe, other see fracking as the path to energy independence.  Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter from The Wall Street Journal has written a book on the topic and joins us to provide his perspective.

Russell Gold - Investigative Journalist, Senior Energy Reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Ben Bradford - WFAE Reporter

Russell Gold is in Charlotte to give a presentation to the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, Thursday, February 5, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. Details here.