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Democracy Now!: Environmental Battle Brews in New York over Natural Gas Drilling

Posted by admin on 11/03/09

Originally aired Oct. 6, 2009, on Democracy Now! heard on WJFF, weekdays at 9am.

"Last week, government regulators opened the door to natural gas drilling inside the Marcellus Shale watershed, which supplies drinking water to some 15 million people, including nine million New Yorkers. Stretching from New York to Kentucky, the shale is believed to hold some of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas. Proponents say the drilling will boost the nation’s economic recovery and reduce dependence on foreign oil. But environmentalists are warning the drilling could contaminate New York’s water supply as it has in other states. The proposed regulations are now open for public comment until the end of the next month, followed by a final decision early next year...."

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