The cyber technologies that we rely on are something the Amish live without in their traditional way of life. But some Amish are saying yes to one very modern, very industrial technology: fracking. In Ohio, some of the best pockets of oil and gas in the East run right under Amish country. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier found the drilling boom is already changing the way Amish there live.
What would Rachel Carson have to say about hydrofracking?
Earlier this month, New York announced it would put on hold a decision about whether to lift a moratorium on shale gas drilling while off
In New York, the decision whether to allow hydrofracking has taken four years.
Methane comes from a lot of things, not just a gas well. It bubbles out of swamps, landfills, and rice paddies.
Just over three months ago residents of a mobile home park in Central Pennsylvania were told they had to leave.
Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale requires millions of gallons of water.
Recent earthquakes in Ohio have caused many to blame underground injection of wastewater from natural gas drilling. This week Ohio officials agreed with these findings, and enacted new restrictions on the practice.