Steve Scher sits down with Alex Prud’homme, writer and journalist, to talk about his new book, "Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know." Prud’homme explains the basics of the controversial method of mining natural gas and outlines both sides of the debate.
WARRENTON, Ore. - Natural gas production in North America has increased so dramatically that no fewer than 17 companies have now applied to export the fuel overseas. Two gas export terminals are proposed in the Northwest -- one near Coos Bay (Oregon) and the other at the Port of Astoria.
This week, federal energy regulators are getting an earful of public testimony.
As public meetings go, Monday’s visit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to the Oregon Coast was more tense and raucous than usual.