This podcast focuses on the issue of water quality in relation to drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The drilling, also known as natural gas extraction, is done through a process called hydraulic fracturing. Fracturing involves dangerous chemicals that often find their way to local water supplies, harming the environment and public health. Author: Taj Magruder (recorded Spring 2011).
Length: 6 minutes, 3 seconds
Script: Click here to download a PDF of the script and references.
(image from Marcellus Protest on flickr)