Instead of trying to ban natural-gas drilling in the U.S., policymakers should focus on finding solutions to problems associated with hydraulic fracturing, said Chesapeake Energy Chairman and CEO Aubrey McClendon.
The geological makeup in some of the wells can cause drinking-water contamination, but the problem can be addressed by reconfiguring the well's engineering. "I believe every one of these issues or inconveniences we've had has an engineering solution or a human solution," McClendon said.

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