Since I'm awaiting a flight in Houston, the putative energy capital of the USA (some here might argue the world), why not post an 'energy infographic' from the American Chemistry Council, (ACC) not to be confused with the American Chemical Society (ACS)? The former is a trade group, whereas the latter is a professional society.
The ACC has a big stake in shale gas, since its members no doubt provide the fracking chemicals but more importantly, make chemicals from natural gas ('feedstock' - see this ethylene chain one-pager). The chemical industry also requires energy - the cheaper the better.
Here is the ACC information page for shale gas where there are links to reports, videos, state fact sheets, testimonials, etc., and this statement of ACC's policy:
A comprehensive energy strategy must increase the production of domestic energy supplies while implementing balanced regulatory policies that protect our environment.
To maximize the national benefits of shale gas, energy policy must avoid undue restrictions on natural gas supplies from shale deposits.
State oversight of hydraulic fracturing is appropriate since state governments have the knowledge to oversee the process in their jurisdictions.
The use of various products of chemistry in hydraulic fracturing must be transparent while protecting proprietary information.
Government policies should not undermine the availability of domestic natural gas.
The business of chemistry is at the heart of manufacturing—access to shale gas has the potential to dramatically boost America’s competitiveness and help meet our nation’s goals for increased exports and new jobs.
And here is the infographic (click on it to enlarge):
Here is a report on the benefits to the US economy. As might be expected, it's long on the benefits of shale gas with scant mention of the adverse effects, such as groundwater pollution.
"Drill a gas well - bring a soldier home." - NY Shale Gas Now blog