The Marcellus Shale, a 400 million-year-old rock formation that contains large amounts of natural gas available through a process called hydraulic fracturing, is living up to its potential. Two unexpected discoveries in northeastern Pennsylvania last week demonstrated shale gas formations don't just hold promise, they deliver.
Meanwhile, according to news reports, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is backing a new study that says the state can safely permit "fracking" without endangering groundwater. This is consistent with findings by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ground Water Protection Council that there's no direct link between hydraulic fracturing operations and groundwater impacts. Recall that President Obama said he believes fracking will play a key role in our country's... more »