04 Sep '11, 4pm

Only 60 days for #fracking review?!

That’ll go by faster than you can say ‘flaming faucets’ Next week, New York State is planning to release a 1,000+ page document that could guide how the controversial gas drilling technique, called fracking, will proceed in the state. Hydraulic fracturing, fracking for short, occurs when oil and gas companies blast millions of gallons of chemically-treated water into the ground to force oil and gas from tightly-packed shale deposits. Fracking is spreading from areas in the West, like Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, to densely populated areas of the east like, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. It’s a big deal -- perhaps the single biggest environmental threat facing the communities where it’s occurring. Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush we’ve seen troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial dis...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-september/only-60-days-...

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