Recently I was invited to be interviewed on a radio program called NewlyGreens with Connie and Greg Mattison. The topic was Hydraulic Fracturing – the natural gas drilling technique that may soon make the Gulf Oil Disaster seem tame by comparison.
What terrifies me as a civil engineering water resources expert, is this practice is turning beautiful PA and other areas of our beautiful USA into Mordor.
Many NJ folks get their drinking water from the Delaware River. However, the Delaware River Basin Commission doesn’t want to wait for the EPA to finish their study on fracking. They want to let PA Drilll Baby Drill even if it means it poisons drinking water for people in PA, New Jersey and ultimately, Delaware.
In NY state – if this practice is allowed to happen – the drinking water for NEW YORK CITY is in very real danger of contamination. That will affect millions of people. I know the Republicans in Congress could care less what folks in NYC are breathing (witness their heartless delay on the 911 responders bill) let alone what their water is like, but the ramifications of the reckless destruction of our water supplies in the Delaware River Basin will be nothing short of catastrophic.
Please check out the interview and the links which give more information about this.