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The drop in GHG emissions over the last two decades is an environmental success story, with a number of characters playing significant roles. As it happens, the lead role has been turned in by the oil and natural gas industry.

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Measuring Mitchell’s legacy

Posted: September 10, 2013 by Ken Cohen

Hydraulic fracturing pioneer George Mitchell was worth roughly $2 billion when he died. That’s an extraordinary amount of money. But it pales in comparison to the amount of new wealth created every year as a direct consequence of the shale energy revolution that George Mitchell helped bring into existence.


It’s been 30 years since a landmark report from a blue-ribbon panel on education warned that the United States was A Nation at Risk. Three decades later, our nation still faces a crisis in education

Twelve hundred dollars. According to a new study, that’s how much money the average American family gained in discretionary income last year as a consequence of the shale energy revolution.