31 Oct '11, 11am

Green Blog: The Fracking Divide: Who Will Prevail in N.Y.?: A new poll shows that New York State residents are a...

Like the blind man and the elephant, the politics of gas drilling depend a lot on where you look. Michael Forster Rothbart for The New York Times Jennifer Huntington, a dairy farmer in Middlefield, N.Y., favors gas drilling, but her town has banned it. A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found residents of New York State almost evenly split on drilling, with 44 in favor because of economic benefits and 43 percent opposed because of environmental concerns. That represents a modest trend toward skepticism. In August, the poll found 47 percent to 42 percent in favor. But polls, some more scientific than others, in many of the areas most likely to see gas drilling tend to show overwhelming opposition of two-thirds or more, particularly to horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial process that injects chemicals and massive amounts of water into s...

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