Monday, May 31, 2010

Drilling in the Valley?

This week central Valley residents have an opportunity to learn more about the plans for and perils of drilling for gas in the Shenandoah Valley at a public forum, Caring for Eden: A Community Discussion on Drilling for Gas in the Valley. It will be held at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 3. To RSVP or for more information follow this link.

Gas drilling involves a controversial technique called hydraulic fracturing which critics say poses a very real threat to groundwater. The clip below looks at gas drilling in Wyoming and discusses the issues that have arisen, including lax regulations under federal law. As local leaders make decisions on a well or wells near Bergton, citizens must be informed, demand full disclosure, and make sure government verifies compliance with relevant regulations.

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