The Boom

Apr 7, 2014

Every day, one hundred new oil and gas wells are drilled and hydraulically fractured in America. The recent fracking boom has produced immense amounts of energy, income and a whole lot of controversy. In a new book called The Boom, Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold attempts to cut through the noise from both sides to understand how we can best procure the energy we rely on every day. Gold joins us Tuesday to examine the economic, environmental and social impacts of where our energy comes from.

Russell Gold is an investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. His new book is called The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World [Amazon|Indiebound].