From Green Right Now Reports
Across the U.S. resistance to natural gas fracking continues to flare as the controversial drilling practice encroaches upon towns and threatens watersheds.
Natural gas also has come under fire (no pun intended) for contributing to greenhouse gas and ground level ozone pollution, a double whammy air quality issue that might have natural gas challenging coal as the number one fossil fuel villain, if not for the fact that it burns so cleanly in cars and homes.
Recently one (much debated and maligned) study out of Cornell University declared that natural gas beat out even coal as the worst carbon offender, when the full life cycle from extraction through combustion was measured. That may have thrown fuel on the public debate, but many people living close to drilling hot spots in North Texas, parts of Pennsylvania, central New York and Colorado already were inflamed. There, residents can see up close the water, air and landscape toll of hydraulic fracturing.
Want more information? Listed below is a sampling of groups that have formed to fight fracking, or to demand that it at least be done responsibly, as well as some long-standing environmental groups have joined in the dialogue:
Citizens for a Healthy Community (Hotchkiss)
Clean Water Action (Harrisburg)