Thursday, January 31, 2013

Drilling Gas Wells Affects Dairy Farmers in Bradford County, PA

French Azilum, Bradford County
Photo: Carol Manuel
"The dash for unconventional gas may have brought financial benefits to some, but for struggling dairy farmers in Bradford County, PA, the arrival of drilling wells could be the final nail in the coffin."

"Bradford County, a bucolic region in northern Pennsylvania full of woodlands, rolling hills, and pastures dotted by red barns and hay bales, with a population of just 63,000 people, has been undergoing a massive industrial transformation for the past few years, as both American and international companies have joined the rush for gas."

"...the gas rush threatens to undermine the venerable farming and dairy operations in the area, while creating a host of environmental and social problems."

Read the article from The Economist here.

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