Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some Thoughts from Neil

Everyone from the SCLOC who attended the JLCNY Clam Bake had a great time!
I read an article in the Corning Leader this morning that I feel needs to be addressed.
The Leader is still at their anti -drilling campaign with their Sunday article about how some of the clergy is questioning the benefits of drilling and fracking in the Marcellus Shale. The clergy is misinformed stating that the drilling is only helping a few and putting the environment at risk. First, let us address the financial benefits of the drilling in PA. This has dropped the cost of natural gas used by 70% of the US consumers by half, in heating their home in the past 3 years. Second, EPA has stated that hydro fracking has never contaminated any aquifer in the United States during the last 15 years of hydro fracking. The NY DEC has recently published the SGEIS report that states that hydro fracking is safe. The developing of the abundance of natural gas reserves will discontinue our reliance on energy from foreign nations and stop the funding of the terrorist movement towards the US & Israel.

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