America's got gas.
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4. Rise of natural gasDiscovery: Sex Offenders Thrive in Oil and Gas Boom Towns
The dramatic rise in the amount of retrievable natural gas in the United States could recast the nation's energy profile.
Natural gas is threatening the dominance of coal and undercutting nascent efforts not only to resuscitate nuclear energy but also to establish renewable energy as a viable and economic alternative.
...Joel Berger and Jon Beckmann of the Wildlife Conservation Society have found that registered sex offenders are three times more numerous per capita in towns whose economy relies on natural gas mining than communities built around agriculture or recreation...