This article from the Star Gazette by Jeff Murray in Horseheads, NY area is a perfect example of why officials, like those in Blossburg who voted for the frack water plant without asking the right questions, need to be careful and make sure all the right questions are being asked. This industry is scary and the threats it poses to out health are not simple and easy to fix. Hence, time and thought as well as careful research needs to be put into all aspects of it and how it will effect the local residents lives.
Is the land and water better off if we don’t drill for natural gas? Yes, but that option is not available to us now, therefore we must be extremely careful and responsible in the way we go about embracing this industry. Making quick decisions without all the facts might bring about fast cash for the state’s revenues but it lacks the ability to undergo any sort of long term effects of the drilling in a safe, productive and economic manner.
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