Mountainkeeper Featured in LA Times Front Page Story on Fracking

Fracking debate divides New York landowners

As the state prepares to lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, many people debate the risks of leasing mineral rights to extraction companies.

Hydraulic fracturingA hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation takes place on leased farmland near Dimock, Pa., where dairy farms once predominated. (Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / December 27, 2011)…
“Wes Gillingham, 52, a lifelong resident and farmer who works for Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental group, says that although relations have largely stayed civil, neighbors are angry with one another — and with him. “People I was friendly with are treating me as if I’m taking money out of their pocket,” he said. The antagonists’ competing narratives rarely intersect.”  Read the entire article here

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