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Friday, March 11, 2011

Destroying our Drinking Water is the Wrong Way to Create Jobs

In a recent story, New York Times reporter Ian Urbina provided extensive detail on the threat to our water supply posed by hydrofracking for natural gas. America's deposits of natural gas are massive, although difficult to extract without damaging the environment. Urbina notes that in these hard economic times, support for this type of drilling is growing. Environmentalists believe it is cleaner than oil and coal. Politicos like the jobs it creates and everyone with an acre of land in rural Pennsylvania seems to like the money they get for leasing their land. But according to Urbina:Read More