11 Jul '11, 3pm

Fracking Demands Effective Safeguards for All

The national debate is widening over the use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to tap natural gas from shale, with New Jersey moving to ban it while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers a plan to allow it in parts of the state. Nationwide, state legislatures are wrestling with whether to allow this controversial and hazardous process, which can pose grave risks to workers, waters and wildlife. Natural gas clearly has a role to play in our energy future—especially if it is used to replace dirty coal power . Energy efficiency and renewable energy, though, are the largest, cleanest, and cheapest untapped resources to meet our power needs, and must take the dominant role. NRDC will not support fracking, in New York state or anywhere else, unless we are convinced that local communities, watersheds and habitat are protected to the maximum possible extent from the risks it ...

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