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Featured issue: Fracking
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An oil derrick, which sits over an oil well to support the equipment used to drill the well or place pipe down the well.
The United States is experiencing an energy boom thanks in large part to "fracking
,” the technology also known as hydraulic fracturing, which has enabled the extraction of huge, previously untapped reservoirs of oil
and natural gas
. In the United States, 95 percent of the natural gas consumed in 2011 was produced domestically. Many believe the technology has revolutionized the energy industry. Policypedia will be covering all aspects of this policy issue with a series of informative, understandable articles so readers can make up their own minds.
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See also: Energy policy in the United States
Welcome to the Energy Policy Project
portal, where you will find information about major energy policy areas at the federal, state and local levels. Because policy is enshrined mainly in the laws and regulations, Policypedia
will be working to provide information about those laws and regulations at all levels, and reporting on important controversies and lawsuits. Energy policy profoundly affects many aspects of citizens’ lives. We will begin by covering the economic, environmental and social impacts of major energy policy decisions across the United States. This information will equip citizens to understand better the nuts and bolts of energy policies, as well as the benefits and risks involved. Citizens will be able to decide which energy policies are most aligned with their interests, and make more informed decisions about which candidates and initiatives they support.
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