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New York Times Editorial “Natural Gas and Clean Water’

March 28, 2011

The New York Times ran an editorial questioning the safety measures the industry and regulators are enforcing to ensure the safety of our drinking water.

“Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a House subcommittee recently that a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing could be the ‘Achilles’ heel’ that kills the natural gas industry.”

The piece also calls for more time to get regulations correct and for a moratorium until then.

“We would hope that it prohibits drilling altogether in two watersheds that supply millions of people with unfiltered drinking water, while imposing the strictest possible drilling standards elsewhere.”

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