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Compulsory Integration Concerns Grow in New York

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 12, 2010

Concerns about compulsory integration grow amid fears of contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing:

While compulsory integration has been going on for years, it’s likely to become more widespread and more controversial if New York allows a new type of drilling to begin next year in deep shale formations. Drilling in the Marcellus and other shales will encompass much larger tracts of land than previous types of drilling did because the gas is scattered throughout a rock formation that runs from Virginia to New York. In addition, the injection of millions of gallons of chemical-laden water at high pressure to fracture underground rocks – called “hydrofracking” — has raised concerns about tainted wells and streams.

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