Favors Drilling Moratoria, Bans

To the Editor:

(Canastota, NY) Concerns over the diminishing and spoiling of fresh water supplies, disposal and storage of the contaminated by-product and the industrialization of the landscape prompted many town boards across New York state to enact land use laws to prohibit shale gas extraction. State Supreme Court judges have ruled towns can ban […]

Hydraulic Fracturing Not the Solution to Climate Change

To the Editor:

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2012) A recent Cornell University study found natural gas may be worse than coal for greenhouse effect. Shale gas extraction will make the greenhouse gas problem worse, due to methane leaking or venting from wells, and also during processing and transportation.

It will deplete and contaminate our fresh […]