17 May '11, 2pm

Susquehanna most endangered river, thanks to #naturalgas development in #marcellus shale; #fracking moratorium needed:

Susquehanna most endangered river, thanks to #naturalgas development in #marcellus shale; #fracking moratorium needed:

Natural Gas Development Putting Clean Water at Risk for Millions of People Location: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland One of the longest rivers in America, the Susquehanna River provides over half of the freshwater to the Chesapeake Bay and drinking water to millions of people. Communities and businesses depend on the river for drinking water, commerce, hydropower generation, and recreational boating. Now this resource is at risk of contamination. The Threat The Susquehanna River and its tributaries flow over the Marcellus Shale region, a rock formation underlying much of New York and Pennsylvania, containing reserves of natural gas. The rush to develop natural gas has come without consideration of the impacts to clean water, rivers, and the health of these communities. The threat of contamination is high. As part of the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” process to extrac...

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