On an economic level, the benefits of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, versus the environmental costs are staggering. Director of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Patrick Barkey, points to a new study recently released by Yale University.

Barkey provides the dollars in damage versus the benefits

Barkey says the ratio of economic benefit versus environmental damage is over 400 to 1. The complete interview with Director Barkey is below.