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(CNN) -- The battle over hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York pits farmers against environmentalists, neighbor vs. neighbor, as gas companies wait to find out if they'll be able to unlock the natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation thousands of feet below the earth's surface.
As a panel appointed by New York's governor looks into whether it can be done safely in New York, landowners look with envy toward neighboring Pennsylvania, where gas companies are paying in excess of $1,000 per acre plus royalties for the right to drill for natural gas on a property.
New York governor pauses 'fracking'
The debate over fracking in New York is heated. More than 65,000 comments were submitted by the public during the state's environmental review process. Kate Sinding, an attorney with the environmental group the National Resources Defense Council, is among those leading the fight against fracking.
...land owners look with envy toward neighboring Pennsylvania, where gas companies are paying in excess of $1,000 per acre plus royalties for the right to drill for natural gas on a property.
Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by xuenchen
I know it isn't your intention but the title of your thread to me is like saying...
Home invasions in New York - Risk versus reward. OR
Drive by shooting in NY - Risk versus reward.
Fracking is wrong.
Zero risk and a bounty of reward and it will STILL BE WRONG.
I am against fracking and can't even believe such a thing is being discussed and considered a viable option for pulling fuel out of the earth. It is barbaric and anti human, anti-planet, anti-water. Is there no end to what parts of the world will be destroyed for profits?