Fracking news, pro (water contamination not frack-related) and con (junk survey alleging health effects among nearby residents)
NYState's high court to rule on local bans on energy exploration: towns vs. individuals and companies
New York s highest court will hear arguments re: townships abilities to ban shale-gas exploration (fracking) via zoning ordinances. Fracking is safe and landowners rights to their own property are at stake. We hope the Court strikes down such bans. The State s moratorium is bad enough.
Concern voiced over the so-called paucity of federal inspections of gas and oil exploration sites. In fact, there are as yet no reports of actual harms, contaminations, or anything to be actually fearful of. Still, anti-frackers will go wild over nothing, as usual.
A poll conducted by Pew Research Center last fall highlights the national debate over