Breaking Ground: Fracking Comes To Nevada
The controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing is coming to Nevada. The state issued the first permits for fracking early this year, and regulators are still working out a program to oversee the new operations. Oil and gas companies say the method could greatly increase the output of oil and gas in Nevada. But environmentalists say it will come at a huge cost to water, air and threatened species. So how should Nevada approach hydraulic fracturing?
Kathleen Sgamma, vice president for government and public affairs, Western Energy Alliance
Rob Mrowka, conservation advocate, Center for Biological Diversity