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Energy

How Natural Gas Affects our Local Economy

This post is brought to you by Solar States. We may have heard mixed messages about Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”: it’s good for the local economy because we do not have to import it/it is a “transition fuel” however, the  contaminated water, radioactive water and threat of pipelines locally outweigh any of these menial pros that fracking fans may conjure up.  Plus, continuing to risk natural resources as Governor Tom Corbett recently signed legislation allowing fracking in state forests and parks. Continuing to risk natural resources- especially spaces that were once protected by state and national law - is unacceptable. There's good news though:  We already have an acceptable alternative that works locally: solar.
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Gasland Screening Review: Josh Fox, Senator Dinniman & Fracking Updates

“PA has to change its story. PA is in the process of being destroyed NOW.” –Filmmaker Josh Fox “Fracking” has been thrown around as a foreign term for natural gas mining. Definition: Short for hydraulic fracturing, “fracking” refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted. I attended a Gasland Screening last week at Franklin Commons. Although I had read about fracking prior, I didn’t know too much about the process. Luckily, the event organizer arranged two special guests to address the issue: PA Senator Andy Dinniman & Filmmaker of Gasland Josh Fox. Senator Andy Dinniman started off the session, (find out more, after the jump!)
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