Hydrofracking Update

Friday, August 26, 2011

Roger Anderson, senior research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, discusses the U.S. Geological Survey's updates estimates of how much natural gas is available in the Marcellus Shale. Glenn Coin, staff reporter for The Post-Standard, the newspaper out of Syracuse in Central New York, talks about the attitudes toward hydrofracking in some areas of Upstate New York where local governments are piecing together local bans and limits on fracking


Roger Anderson and Glenn Coin

Comments [4]

Mike from Westkill NY

Don't overlook the the issues of air pollution around the sites, the stench from the holding pools, the 24-7 truck traffic in and out of the sites, not to mention the visual blight of drilling areas. Then there are property values. The drilling site becomes an industrial zone as well as adjoining properties. Try to get a mortgage or refinance. Good luck!

Aug. 28 2011 01:08 PM
Betty Ann from LES

I think these communities need to know the impacts on their lives besides the environmental ones. In my home county of Lycoming, Pennsylvania for instance has rents soaring at $1200 a month. The cost of living is very high despite the incomes staying low.

Aug. 26 2011 10:43 AM

Am I crazy to think that NO amount of gas is worth destroying our environment and poisoning our water supply for? Let alone the fact that this is being driven through poorer parts of the state for the benefit of the few?

Aug. 26 2011 10:42 AM
sp from upstate

The most salient environmental issue facing New York is stopping hydrofracking before it starts and destroys our water, our environment and our health. Could the governor explain why the health and welfare of those in NYC and Syracuse deserves protection, while everyone else can be sacrificed? In light of the New York Times investigative reporting on the outright criminal behavior of the gas industry, and the disastrous effects they have visited upon the communities they sold a bill of goods, I am completely disgusted that Cuomo is willing to sell us out. How many pieces of silver did he get? If you live in NYC or Syracuse, your children's health and access to clean water are protected, but my kids become lab rats in a life-long experiment with chemicals so toxic the gas companies won't even say what they are. In the face of all the evidence, big money wins over public health.

Aug. 26 2011 10:40 AM

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