The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a conversation with author Russell Gold of The Wall Street Journal on his book: THE BOOM:How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.

One hundred wells a day. That's the number that are drilled and hydraulically fractured —or fracked— every day in the U.S.

In THE BOOM: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, Russell Gold, senior energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Pulitzer Prize finalist, chronicles the rise of this once-obscure oilfield technology and gives the full, multifaceted story of its pros, cons, and staying power. Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated the event.