How has Fracking affected life in Pennsylvania (and how will it affect us)?
If you didn’t hear This American Life with Ira Glass this weekend, or if you don’t subscribe to its podcast, then you missed an excellent piece on the development of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus Shale. Don’t worry, though. Would Under The LobsterScope not pass on an important program like this?
Here’s the lead-in:
A professor in Pennsylvania makes a calculation, to discover that his state is sitting atop a massive reserve of natural gas—enough to revolutionize how America gets its energy. But another professor in Pennsylvania does a different calculation and reaches a troubling conclusion: that getting natural gas out of the ground poses a risk to public health. Two men, two calculations, and two very different consequences.
This is part of our continuing serious of articles and information on Hydraulic Fracturing, or “Fracking” and the effect it will have on our water and land right here in West Virginia (and New York State, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio – all sitting on the Marcellus Shale and all targeted by the unregulated natural gas industry.
Posted on July 11, 2011, in Business, Corporations, Economics, Education, Family, Finance, food, government, Health Care, history, Interview, Job Seeking, Labor, Legal, Lies, News, Opinion, podcast, Politics, quote, radio, recording, Science, Technology, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged cancer, Game Changer, Hydraulic fracturing, Ira Glass, Marcellus Formation, Methane, Natural gas, Pennsylvania, pollution, This American Life, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.