Environmentally safe, job creating, economy stimulating, oil and gas production is ahead for our area too. Unless the mentally deranged fractivists get in the way.
150 years in CA., with many more to come. The same is possible for our area.
The future's so bright we'll have to wear shades.
Gas is cleaner than coal but is much less expensive than solar and wind. It is also abundant and a great match for the existing energy infrastructure. And it is reliable and stable. Its that combination that makes nat gas a great energy source.
Solar and wind may be the future....if it gets cheaper. And even then, it will take time to install and integrate them along with ways to stabilize them as a source. Nat gas will allow us to buy time for wind and solar to get up to speed while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time.