Concerns about Hydrofracking
A letter from The Rt. Rev. Gladstone Adams, Bishop of the Diocese of Central New York
Marcellus Shale Blog
Jon Campbell and the staff of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Star-Gazette and the Ithaca Journal have been covering development in the Marcellus Shale for more than two years. Read the stories behind the stories, more details about the Marcellus Shale and the controversies brewing on drilling in the Marcellus Shale blog.
What Is Hydraulic Fracturing?
An easy-to-follow, nuts-and-bolts explanation of what hydrofracking is.
Hydrofracking a Threat to Southern Tier Ecosystem
Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution
Looks like there are safer drilling practices already.
Gas, Shale, and ‘Hydrofracking’
On Point with Tom Ashbrook
“America could be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, they say. New technology — hydraulic fracturing — makes it possible, accessible. But it also means shooting a river of chemicals up and down through our water table. The water we drink.”
A collection of news stories regarding the proposal.
ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest
Buried Secrets: Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat
Gas Company Won’t Drill in New York City Watershed
By implication, Chespeake Energy Corporation acknowledges the threat to the water supply
Map of New York City Watershed
Ignitable Drinking Water in Candor, NY
One man’s experience after drilling came to his town
Marcellus Shale: Pipe Dreams in Pennsylvania
An article on one community’s experience with hydrofracking- compelling because they lie on the same geological formation as Ithaca and the surrounding area and had the same need for economic stimulation.
At Odds Over Land, Money, and Gas
Differing opinions in Chenango, N.Y.
A site for activists, but that includes documents from the Cornell Faculty Senate’s resolution and information on the potential economic gains of drilling.
Walking the Talk
The Marcellus Challenge
If we don’t reduce our personal consumption of natural gas, then those who accuse us of hypocrisy and NIMBYism will have an easy target. Sustainable Tompkins believes that most of the folks showing concern about gas drilling are also interested in living more sustainably – but how do we prove it? How can we demonstrate that we “walk our talk” when it comes to opposing drilling for natural gas?