No hydrofracking in my backyard, thanks

February 28, 2011 at 1:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The search for clean gas alternatives threatens our drinking water supply. Photo: from WGXC Newsroom.

Hydrofracking is a new methodology for getting at natural gas reserves underground. Great! A new source of clean energy!

Actually, it’s not so great. Turns out this way of getting at the natural gas has hugely negative implications on our environment, and our drinking water supply.

During Water Week (March 28th-April 1st at The New School), we’ll be learning a lot about hydrofracking and what it means for our environment and for the affected communities including New York State, and New York City.

To learn more, check out today’s article in the New York Times.

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