The growing practices of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked previously unrealized potential in natural gas-rich shale formations deep underground across the U.S. This growth stands in contrast to lagging regulation of the energy sector. This article explores the potential environmental and health risks of natural gas extraction in shale formations, and the need for legislative changes in Pennsylvania, where activity is rapidly gaining momentum.
- Marcellus Shale,
- natural gas,
- hydraulic fracturing,
- state parks
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benjamin_knauff/1/