A friend of mine is running for a seat on the town council, and the other day she and I sat on the porch of the local coffee shop talking about the village she lives in all year round and I call home in the summer and early fall. The town is Andes, N.Y. It is on Route 28, roughly halfway between Woodstock and Cooperstown, about three hours and change from the city. And it flourishes against all odds. I’m trying to figure out why.
Shale and Our Water
link to complete article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/17/opinion/17sat1.html?_r=1
New York State’s environmental regulators have proposed rules to govern drilling in the Marcellus Shale — a subterranean layer of rock curving northward from West Virginia through Ohio and Pennsylvania to New York’s southern tier. The shale contains enormous deposits of natural gas that could add to the region’s energy supplies and lift New York’s upstate economy. If done carefully — and in carefully selected places — drilling should cause minimal environmental harm.