Local Opinions on Marcellus Shale

Did you get a chance to open the Opinion section of the Morning Call today? If so, then you know that it was dominated by thoughts on the drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale and other areas of the Delaware River and Lehigh River watersheds.

On the Sounding Board, today’s question was: “Should regulations come down on the side of “gas rush” economic progress, or should the moratorium be continued until the state has new laws and regulations to make drilling environmentally sound?” Surprisingly, all of the responses came down on the side of waiting longer to draft better regulations — but that’s where the agreements ended. Read the full answers at the Morning Call online.

The issue of Marcellus Shale is sure to be brought up over the next year and during the upcoming election cycle. What are your thoughts on this?

About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on September 16, 2010, in Energy, Media Coverage, Regions, Water and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a very serious issue that could wind up poisoning water supplies, as it has in other states. We need much stricter regulation of gas drilling and ‘fracking’ and strong action to protect water supplies and health. What are the chances our legislators will take such action unless we demand it!?

    There’s a Lehigh Valley group called Gas Truth working on this — check with Cathy Frankenberg at Clean Water Action for details. [610 691-7395 or cfrankenberg@cleanwater.org]


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