Here is a great talk on the economics of shale gas and hydrofracking by Deborah Rogers when she spoke at Hampton High School in New Brunswick. I saw her in Fredericton a few weeks ago and she made some serious sense.
Deborah began her financial career in London working in investment banking. Upon her return to the U.S., she worked as a financial consultant for several major Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney.
Ms. Rogers served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2008-2011. She was appointed in 2011 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to a task force reviewing placement of air monitors in the Barnett Shale region in light of air quality concerns brought about by the natural gas operations in North Texas.