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ON THE LINE: The Controversy of Hydraulic Fracturingi
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May 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Recent technological advances have allowed oil and gas companies to unlock the vast resources of natural gas trapped in shale formations through Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking. The method of fracking has been around for 60 years, so why is it controversial and the information about its safety so confusing? Find out next, On The Line.

ON THE LINE: The Controversy of Hydraulic Fracturing

Published May 22, 2014

Recent technological advances have allowed oil and gas companies to unlock the vast resources of natural gas trapped in shale formations through Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking. The method of fracking has been around for 60 years, so why is it controversial and the information about its safety so confusing? Find out next, On The Line.

On the Line

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On the Line is a lively forum, hosted by Doug Bernard, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 

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HOW SAFE ARE OUR SKIES?
A jet disappears over the Indian Ocean. Another is downed, possibly by a missile. And a third crashes over Mali.  And that's not even the full list.  What's happening with air travel and how safe are we in the skies?  That's our topic this week, On The Line.
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Captain John M. Cox: Chief Executive Officer, Safety Operating Systems
Captain Keith Mackey: President, Mackey International
Dr. Arnold Barnett: Professor - Management Science and Statistics, MIT; Air Safety Expert, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences