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Profile of shale gas shows benefits, reveals the problems.

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By Alan Septoff

July 25, 2011

energyNOW!, a news service focusing on energy, has put out a good, balanced piece titled "The Promise and Problems of Shale Gas".

One of the key quotes from Professor Tony Ingraffea indicates why drilling is simply not safe:

"The studies haven't been done to allow a potential landowner who wants to lease his land to answer the following question: am I hurting my family's health or my neighbor's health by doing this?  They don't know how to answer that question.  They can't answer that question."

Tagged with: pennsylvania, hydraulic fracturing, fracking

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