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Rockies Midstream 2012: Colorado Governor Says Fracing Can Be Done Safely

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By Peggy Williams, Hart Energy
December 11, 2012

U.S. carbon emissions are at a 20-year low, said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, speaking at Hart Energy’s inaugural Rockies Midstream conference in Denver. “The key to this is unorthodox drilling techniques — the combination of horizontal drilling and greatly improved fracturing technology — that have allowed us to see an abundance of natural gas that we could never have imagined.”

Even though the U.S. did not sign the Kyoto Accords, the country is now halfway toward compliance. The vast majority of the reduction in carbon emissions has come from the ...

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