The boom in oil and gas production in the US has profound effects on the economy and foreign policy – the technology that created the boom, fracking, has industrialized and polluted many communities. In a “Politics of Oil” edition of Truth, Politics and Power, host Neal Conan asks about the trade-offs in the oil and gas glut, about how it changes politics around the world and whether it will delay any transition to clean sources of energy, and thus accelerate the catastrophe of climate change. Also, a conversation about the energy crisis of the 1970s and President Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” speech
Jason Bordoff is a professor of professional practice and serves as founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs. One of the world’s top energy policy experts, he served as Special Assistant President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council.
Russell Gold has covered energy for The Wall Street Journal since 2002. His front-page articles on fracking and shale gas and oil introduced readers to the companies, technology, and personalities that changed the global energy landscape. His coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was honored with a Gerald Loeb Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.