The rush to drill for natural gas: a public health cautionary tale.

  title={The rush to drill for natural gas: a public health cautionary tale.},
  author={Madelon Lubin Finkel and A. Law},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 5},
Efforts to identify alternative sources of energy have focused on extracting natural gas from vast shale deposits. The Marcellus Shale, located in western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, is estimated to contain enough natural gas to supply the United States for the next 45 years. New drilling technology-horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale (fracking)-has made gas extraction much more economically feasible. However, this technique poses a threat to the environment… CONTINUE READING
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