As we pack our bags to move to the upper Delaware River for several months, New York’s Governor Cuomo is preparing to allow fracking in some distressed economic counties where there are deep seams of natural gas. I wish there were a cleaner way to satisfy our insatiable appetite for energy. Fracking transforms rural lands into industrial zones, and has been known to contaminate the drinking water of those who have signed leases with the companies engaged in the drilling.
Josh Fox has been fighting fracking with his films, most notably Gasland. Here is the latest.