Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Audubon Society on Hydraulic Fracturing and Natural Gas development

Let’s be clear, to reject hydraulic fracturing is to reject natural gas development. To reject natural gas development is to reject the potential of the growing natural gas source of the United States. It is to reject the people who are employed in that energy sector, the direct and the indirect jobs. It is to reject the landowners who are carrying the burden and the good fortune to be the engine behind the powering of the nation. 
Recently some Audubon society groups in New York State have voted to support a ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Citing that hydraulic fracturing isn’t good for birds…
“After careful review, our boards of directors found the threats to birds too severe to support this drilling practice,” said Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society conservation chair Andrew Mason. 
On the other side of the state-line, the Audubon Society in Pennsylvania has taken different stance is actually developing a curriculum for school about the potential benefits and risks associated with the natural gas development.
 “The organization’s board decided that “it would not be appropriate for us to reject it out of hand — it would be the height of NIMBY,” Bonner said.

I didn't say it!

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