Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Have we thought it out?

Drilling for Gas in the Marcellus Gas Shale: Have we considered all the factors involved with a large-scale natural gas drilling boom in our region, or are we going to just go ahead and do it?  Here’s a thoughtful consideration about the possible consequences of such a massive environmental undertaking in our region.   

"Gasland". NOW on PBS "Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America's water supply? | In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a "lesser-of-evils". While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns cleaner than coal and oil, and is in plentiful supply—parts of the U.S. sit above some of the largest natural gas reserves on Earth. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, a process called "fracking", raises concerns about health and environmental risks. "

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