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NY Times video on the hazards of living nextdoor to a natural gas "gold mine."

 

The video makes the point that the fracking process makes previously uneconomic gas fields attractive to the gas drilling companies. Combined with the free-pass from the EPA, the industry is free to go where ever they chose. Not necessarily wanting to sound the alarm, but does anyone know what sort of natural gas deposits exist locally?

The video:

 

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/02/26/us/100000000650773/natgas...

 

The Times also had this article about how the fracking process is producing greater "greater dangers to health and the environment than previously understood."

 

No doubt that "understanding" about the dangers was accepted by government regulators and originally supplied by gas drilling interests, who will have moved out of the area long before the real effects to health and environment are "understood." If you don't want to read the entire article, the headline provides a decent summary and also an accurate description of how useful that initial "understanding" really was.

 

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