ExxonMobil's XTO deal may focus attention on shale drilling

12/24/2009 | CNNMoney

ExxonMobil's plan to acquire XTO Energy for $41 billion likely will focus attention on growing public concerns about the chemicals used to extract gas from shale deposits. "A $41 billion investment is going to make anyone with an environmental eye look sooner and deeper," said Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners in Washington, D.C.

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