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Pennsylvania Governor Bans Fracking in State Forests

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avatar Pennsylvania Governor Bans Fracking in State Forests
October 26, 2010 05:01PM
Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania signed an executive order on Tuesday effectively banning further natural gas development on state forest lands. Mr. Rendel, a Democrat, said the moratorium was needed in part to prevent the unchecked industrialization of public lands in a state that has seen a boom in natural gas development unparalleled there. Much of Pennsylvania, along with large swaths of New York and West Virginia, sit atop the Marcellus Shale, a potentially vast natural gas resource that has only recently proved accessible through the use of advanced but environmentally contentious drilling techniques.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/pennsylvania-governor-bans-fracking-in-state-forests/?src=twt&twt=nytenvironment
avatar Re: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Fracking in State Forests
October 26, 2010 05:29PM
Uh... original thought was:

"hmm... the Gov. had to ban that? what they fracking out in the woods there?"

(I'm a Battlestar Gallactica fan)

learn something every day...
avatar Re: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Fracking in State Forests
October 26, 2010 07:11PM
My first thought also. No telling what somebody might want to ban. Go Gallactica!
avatar Uranium in Groundwater? 'Fracking' Mobilizes Uranium in Marcellus Shale
October 27, 2010 11:54AM
ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2010) — Scientific and political disputes over drilling Marcellus shale for natural gas have focused primarily on the environmental effects of pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground to blast through rocks to release the natural gas.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101025172926.htm
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