Going step-by-step through the shale-drilling process shows that operators practice transparency and safety, writes John McDonald, vice president and chief technology officer at Chevron. "Natural gas from shale can provide the U.S. with reliable, affordable, cleaner and responsibly produced energy -- but we must have a supportive policy framework to encourage this development. Doing so will help enhance the country's energy security, strengthen local and state economies, and fuel job growth," McDonald writes.

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