Friday, July 23, 2010

Third fracking hearing draws another big crowd in Pa.

"A U.S. EPA hearing yesterday in Pennsylvania over the risks of drilling in Marcellus Shale got loud at times as most of the 1,200 attendees made it clear they opposed the hydraulic fracturing process.

Many speakers shared stories of well contamination and human and animal sickness that they say was linked to water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which uses water and chemicals to crack tight rock formations and release natural gas."...

And the article continues with these amazing and disputable industry advocate statements:

..."Not all at the hearing criticized the process. Lou D'Amico, president of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, said fracking was "neither a new nor controversial" technique. "Any controversy is based on hysteria, not facts," he said. "It's had no negative impact on groundwater anywhere it's been used."' More, subscription required>>>>

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