Monday, August 2, 2010

Drill, baby, drill is now Pennsylvania's slogan. Gas companies have been scrambling to take advantage of the Marcellus shale natural gas deposits. While all of this could mean new energy sources, tax revenue and jobs, environmentalists are worried about the impact. Toxic chemicals used in the hydraulic "fracking" process have been known to contaminate underground water. The drillers claim these are isolated incidents, but some of us are not convinced.

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