22 Sep '11, 5pm

Fracking Jobs? N.Y. Residents Need not Apply

Fracking Jobs? N.Y. Residents Need not Apply

« Don't wipe out: The hidden hazards of antibacterial wipes | Main Fracking Jobs? N.Y. Residents Need not Apply September 22, 2011 By Elaine Shannon, EWG Editor-in-chief Think fracking for natural gas means jobs? Think again. In a new assessment of fracking's potential and risks, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation projects that if the natural gas industry is permitted to conduct hydraulic fracturing to exploit the state's gas-rich shale deposits, less than a quarter of the jobs would go to people who live in the state. "A handful of jobs in the drilling industry could cost New Yorkers billions of dollars they don't have," Dusty Horwitt, senior counsel for the Environmental Working Group, testified before the New York City Council environmental protection committee today (Sept. 22, 2011). "That's why it is especially important for New York to procee...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/09/fracking-jobs-ny-reside...

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