Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Podcast Episode 3: Activists push for a ban on fracking in New Jersey and oppose the lifting of moratorium in New York

Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses a high-pressure mix of chemicals, sand and water to blast natural gas free from underground shale rock formations, continues
to make headlines in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

EnviroPolitics interviews environmental critics and business supporters at a hearing in Trenton on a bill to ban fracking (hydrofracturing) in New Jersey. Fracking advocates tout natural gas's impact on energy costs, jobs and manufacturing. Critics raise concerns about water pollution  environmental degradation and human health.

We also update you on the status of New York's natural gas drilling moratorium and highlight a new piece of legislation in Pennsylvania that encourages the use of acid mind drainage water in the fracking process 

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