Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Mixed feelings (209.0)

0The Finger Lakes region is awash with controversy surrounding plans for natural gas drilling around Tompkins County and the Southern Tier. In fact, the likelihood that natural gas drilling is slated to occur near your home is quite high if you live between NYS Route 79 in Tompkins County and the Pennsylvania border.

It seems so improbable that protest and activism could put a stop to natural gas drilling in inhabited areas that it seems to me that the best approach is to lobby for tighter regulation on how and where it can be done, and what precautions must be taken. The author of this article says of the attempts to scare the community into action that "The misinformation is going to bite people in the butt when it comes to defending regulations."

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