30 Jul '11, 10am

The Promise and Peril of Shale Gas Fracking

The Promise and Peril of Shale Gas Fracking

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. You can see the full video at the bottom of this post, and archived episodes are online at EnergyNow.com . Tapping the energy stored in a rock formation called the Marcellus Shale has been an economic boon to Pennsylvania, but is the state paying an environmental price? In this special report, energyNOW! Chief Correspondent Tyler Suiters interviews residents of Bradford County in northern Pennsylvania, the heart of the Marcellus Shale. The residents blame nearby gas drilling for methane contamination in their water wells, while the energy companies say they aren't responsible. One family tells Suiters they are ready to leave Pennsylvania for good because of their water problems. Suiters also meets a doctor from the University of Pennsylvania who is searc...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/07/30/promise-and-peril...

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