A new source of natural gas is making a major impact on the U.S. energy scene. Drillers have found a way to capture gas trapped in shale formations through a process known as fracking. As access to natural gas increases, previously volatile energy prices are stabilizing. U-M Ross School of Business Professor Martin Zimmerman examines ways states and industry can take advantage of this new source of natural gas while limiting environmental damage. Regulation to date has been set by individual states, which creates complications. But Zimmerman, the Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, sees great potential in both the energy and the economics.