Shale Gas and Fracking
Chesapeake Energy and its CEO, Aubrey McClendon, have been the public face of the U.S. shale-gas revolution, which is as celebrated for its role in transforming energy geopolitics as it is feared for the potential environmental impacts of its key technology -- hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking.' Now, allegations of scandal at Chesapeake, the nation's second-largest gas producer, draw new scrutiny to an industry leader.
Nations and companies face rising competition for strategic resources - energy, food, water, materials - and the technologies that make best use of them.
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