Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Pennsylvania and New York is a heated topic. Whose power? Whose water? And just how natural is natural gas anyway? On the search for cheap clean energy, natural gas drilling has been sold as a solution. But is it? Affected communities are split. GRITtv's Sarah Friedland and Isabel Braverman went to the Delaware River Basin Commission's Headquarters in West Trenton, New Jersey to hear from residents, including actor Mark Ruffalo.
In 1930, my greatgrandparents purchased a beautiful farm in Bradford County, PA, in a little hamlet called French Azilum. In the summer, we spent time there, resting, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wild flowers, the bright stars and planets on a clear moonlit night, and swimming in the Susquehanna River. If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Grit TV Tackles Hydrofracking Issue: "No water for gas!"
Posted by Peacegirl at 9:40 AM
Labels: clean drinking water, contaminated drinking water, Delaware River, Delaware River Basin Commission, hydrofracking, Isabel Braverman, Josh Fox, Mark Ruffalo, natural gas industry, Sarah Friedland
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