The CSID Future of Energy project examines the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other issues related to shale deposits of natural gas. Fracking combined with horizontal drilling has made shale gas a major part of the U.S. energy portfolio. Along the way, it has sparked controversies centered on key questions: What are the environmental, economic, and health impacts? What regulations should be in place? Who should decide? The future of energy project aims to understand what these controversies tell us about the way we live.