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Wed August 8, 2012
Vox Pop : Fracking : 8/8/12
In a recently published interview, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation chairman Joe Martens says that the state’s review of the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas – known as ‘fracking’ – remains a work in progress, despite the department having already produced about 4,000 pages on the subject.
On this edition of Vox Pop we want your take on fracking – can this process, which proponents say would create an economic boon in some of the state’s least wealthy areas, be regulated successfully and undertaken without harm to health or the environment? WAMC’s Patrick Donges hosts