December 15, 2010

Obama adminstration on hydrofracking

As I just tweeted,

Suddenly Obama's odds of winning Tompkins County, NY in 2012 appear to be less than 100%.


The Obama administration supports a full study of the effects of gas drilling in the watershed that provides drinking water for Philadelphia and New York City, but it doesn't want to wait until it's finished for drilling to begin....

The letter offers the first indication of the administration's position on gas drilling in the Northeast since the day after the Nov. 2 midterm election when President Obama highlighted gas drilling as a potential area of common ground with Republicans.

If the administration isn't particularly concerned about the prospects for poisoning the waters of a few million people, it seems less likely that they'll be interested in smaller-scale problems.

Posted by simon at December 15, 2010 8:49 AM in
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