December 17, 2012

Thank You For Fracking

Tom Chiarella, Esquire


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There's a gold rush going on right now. Man is breaking the earth, looking for natural gas — just as we always have. It's a mad scene, with hucksters on every side of the issue. And that's just on the surface. You won't believe what's happening underground. . .

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TAGGED: Environmental Impact, Environmentalism, Shale Gas Production, Natural Gas, Catskills, Fracking, Esquire

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