Fracking: at what cost, for what benefits?

The technology of “fracking” has transformed North America’s fuel forecast and global energy politics in one brief generation. But the story of fracking  is really a story about risk – and how we, as individuals and communities, face and trade off unavoidable contingencies, writes contributor Chris Wood in “Risky Business: The Facts Behind Fracking.” “Rarely is the answer kindergarten-simple,” he adds.

Wood’s elegant piece, reprinted from The Walrus magazine and updated here, appears today in F&O’s new Magazine section. It can be accessed with a $1 day pass for the entire site, or by subscription.