Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NY State Geologist calls frac'ing fears exaggerated

New York State Geologist Langhorne "Taury" Smith told the Albany Times Union that fears of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale for natural gas are exaggerated. Taury went on to call for strong state regulation of drilling and a possible severance tax on production. [right, Marcellus Shale producing areas, 2009. Credit NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation]

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