When is Fracking not Fracking?

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 8:17 PM
When is Fracking not Fracking? by Jay Stevens
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Hm. This is odd. Is "shale drilling" something new and different? Or did the Erie Times-News run a story about fracking without mentioning "fracking" once? 

In fact, the whole piece looks like it was cobbled together out of a Marcellus Shale Coalition press release:

So far, no shale wells have been drilled or permitted in Erie or Crawford counties.

It's only a matter of time before that changes, said Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group with more than 300 members.

"There is no reason why the birthplace of the oil and gas industry won't play a major role," Klaber said Monday morning during a break from a seminar at Penn State Behrend, sponsored by the coalition, the Northwest Industrial Resource Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

That's more than just wishful thinking by drilling advocates.

Missing is the potential danger fracking poses to Erie county's water supply. Or how new state legislation severely restricts Erie county's control over where drilling can occur.

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