By: Jake Esse `12
In recent years, Natural Gas has become the fastest growing and most potentially viable resource in the United States. Both cleaner and more abundant than any other fossil fuel, Natural Gas could have a momentous impact on the U.S. as a whole. However, as the industry continues to grow, politics have begun to interfere, creating conflicts between the economic and environmental aspects of natural gas. The United States is at an interesting time, with both complex economic and environmental issues. A decision must be made as to whether we should place our economic or environmental problems on the forefront. Natural Gas’s true potential will not be found before the U.S. decides which problems to address first. By exploring the current issues surrounding the natural gas industry, I try to find the most feasible way for us to expand our natural gas horizons to aid our country’s rising energy demands.