This (Fracking) American Life: NPR Show with Focus on Marcellus Shale and PA to Air this Week
Starting Friday, July 8th, the esteemed NPR program “This American Life” will be airing a piece all about Marcellus Shale gas development.
The episode, entitled “Game Changer,” will focus not only on the impact the natural gas boom is having throughout the region – both economically and physically – but will also explore the dueling opinions in the “drill or not to drill” debate.
The program’s synopsis reads as follows:
A professor in Pennsylvania makes a calculation, and the result blows his mind. The numbers say that his state is sitting atop a massive reserve of natural gas—enough to lead a revolution in how America gets its energy. But another professor in Pennsylvania does a different calculation and reaches a troubling conclusion: that getting natural gas out of the ground poses a riskn to public health. The story of two men, two calculations, and two very different consequences.
Be sure to listen to the program when it airs on a public radio station near you through July 11th; or download the podcast from their site once it becomes available Sunday, July 11th at 7pm.
Then please follow up with comments about the program and words of encouragement for This American Life to continue coverage of the devastating personal impact fracking is having on individuals and families alike.
This American Life has an audience of about 1.7 million listeners nationwide.