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Burn: The Power Of One, Part 1: Election And America's Energy Future

President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, share one broad policy goal — greater energy independence for the United States. They differ on how to achieve it. In this hour of BURN, host Alex Chadwick goes to the sometimes swing state of Pennsylvania to examine fracking, the politically volatile exploration technology that has made natural gas the single most important element remaking our energy economy. We also go to Michigan, where voters will say yea or nay to wind power — praised by many Democrats as a renewable energy source well worth supporting but criticized by many Republicans as not viable in the free marketplace.

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