Saturday, March 05, 2011

Find out how Rochesterians are thinking about our environment:

 

This poll by the Rochester Business Journal offers some insight as to how area folks are thinking about hydrofracking, but it also is a measure of how convinced folks are about Climate Change. 

Even if drilled with no contamination to our drinking water, burning natural gas for decades to come is still burning fossil fuels and adding greenhouse gases to our atmosphere. 

Those who argue for hydrofracking and don’t consider Climate Change are another measure that many don’t ‘get it’ on Climate Change. 

If we aren’t basing our energy decision on Climate Change, we are not facing reality.  

Majority favors hydraulic fracking if it is ruled safe | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale, a formation extending deep underground from Ohio and West Virginia into southern New York. By 57 percent to 43 percent, readers favor the process, with 31 percent endorsing the condition that the state Department of Environmental Conservation conduct a comprehensive review and analysis to determine its safety.  (March 4, 2011) Home | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information [more on Energy

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