|Last year's fracking fears for the Susquehanna overblown?|
After saying last year that the Susquehanna River was the Number 1 Most Endangered River in the nation, could American Rivers decision to remove entirely the Susquehanna River from its list of the 10 Most Endangered Rivers be a sign that drilling hysteria is lessening? http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/endangered-rivers/.
American Rivers put the Susquehanna River on its 2011 list, because it judged that gas drilling imperiled the Susquehanna and the drinking water it provided to 6 million people. American Rivers also had asked the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to impose a moratorium on gas drilling.
One year later, two conclusions can be said with 100% certainty about American Rivers 2011 designation.
First, none of the 6 million people whose drinking water comes from the Susquehanna River had any problems from May 2011 to May 2012, as a result of gas drilling. What a relief! In fact, that result is not surprising at all, though fear-mongering caused some people to worry indeed.
Second, the SRBC refused to impose a moratorium on drilling, saying partly it had no authority to do so.Read the entire post here.
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