Fracking: Hurry Up and Wait

Monday, December 03, 2012

Tom Wilber, journalist in Central New York and the author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, talks about the latest deadline extension to finalize regulations on New York State fracking, a decision process that is moving too fast according to anti-fracking activists.



Tom Wilber

Comments [8]

Ron Haggerty from Sullivan County NY

In my neck of the woods in Sullivan County NY it seem those that have the land and stand to make thousands or hundreds of thousands of $'s are the most vocal in support of fracking. Of course, when the land and water is ruined for everyone else, they can take their profits and move to a place that sitll has good water and unspoiled land. Greed my friends, and the hell with enerybody else.

Feb. 04 2013 08:50 AM
jf from bk

Yes lets shoot LEAD FORMALDEHYDE AND DIESEL FUEL into the ground with high power hoses causing 6X the earthquakes (Bloomberg) radon leakage, poisoning the water table, creating giant sinkholes for us to fall in! yay! What fun! I'm sure the residents can all get new mansions given to them by the oil companies.

Dec. 09 2012 01:25 PM

Correct hjs11211.

Learn about all the accidents now occurring in the fracking fields, but we may even get to use some of the energy here.

Let's remember that a lot, if not most, of the NG is getting exported to the World Market, not used in the USA.

Dec. 03 2012 11:32 AM

we have fracking around our country place -- even when landowners are very careful and educated, the amount of activity is unimaginably high.

one cannot believe how quickly the area changes the area even when all codes are met, huge (apartment building sized) mounds of who knows what covered with weeds, mysterious new creeks, so many trucks and out of state workers, roads with "do not enter" signs leading to who knows what sort of dump...

... not to mention the risks down the road, and demoralized feeling that, by not fighting harder, you did not do your part to prevent the world's steady march to destruction.

While the UN (and the rest of us!) fiddle Rome burns.

Cruelly, the gas is found in areas that value the $ more than preservation of their natural resources and beauty (not to mention related businesses -- and housing prices). so the construction of the arguments are quite frustrating for the anti-fracker.

Dec. 03 2012 11:11 AM
Jf from Ny

We cant destroy the planet fast enough? With unlimited solar and wind? We cant drain the great lakes to surround the water by toxic plastic bottles sold around the world more expensive than gass to pollute the ocean for thousands of years? Fracking and injecting the ground with toxic chemicals and causing earthquakes is just going along with the plan to sell our air back to us with our water. Ask t boon pickins, hes draining the oglala aquifer to sell it back.

Dec. 03 2012 10:57 AM
MattyMac from Forest Hills & Greene County

HJS 11211: Nail on the head; Added bonus: It will be more valuable do to other sources depletion and we'll have a better understanding of the safety issues from the place they are currently practicing Fracking (ie. learn from their mistakes!).

Dec. 03 2012 10:39 AM

How would town and county bans affect the process? Are these even being considered?

Dec. 03 2012 10:38 AM

hey whats the rush.
won't the gas be there in 10 years? in 100 years?

Dec. 03 2012 10:14 AM

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