Fracking – Delaware County NY Says YES

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 25, 2011

Delaware County, NY, has stepped out in opposition of a ban on fracking in New York watersheds. A ban would limit drilling in the county and any future economic benefits. The Delaware County Board of Supervisors expects the Marcellus Shale could help turn around the state’s stagnant economy. This ads a little twist to the contentious argument in New York. We’ll see if Delaware County gains any support from other municipalities.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors has come out in opposition to proposed regulations that would effectively ban gas drilling in watersheds that are located within the county.

At issue is a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale formations deep underground using horizontal drilling and the injection of water, sand and chemicals under extremely high pressure to fracture the rock formation to release the gas.

Read the full news release at star-telegram.com

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