A recent Los Angeles Times interview with Stanford geologist Mark Zoback focused on fracking -- but not because he was against it. Zoback is for fracking as long as it's done right, and backed by the proper regulation, enforcement, engineering, and science.

In this "Digging for Value" video, Fool energy and materials analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss the article, with a focus on the pros and cons of fracking in California, particularly in the Monterey Shale.