You might have read in this morning’s News & Observer that a member of the N.C. Mining & Energy Commission, Vik Rao, believes companies engaged in fracking for shale gas could reuse the industrial wastewater for crop irrigation.

Learn more about Rao’s assessment of the “promise and peril” of shale gas by reading the transcript of a recent interview with Carolina Journal Radio and by watching his October 2012 presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.