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Our Planet (Hydraulic Fracturing) #986227

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Dimock, Pennsylvania: Anne Thompson) The debate over the hydraulic fracturing {“fracking”} process for collecting natural gas examined; diagrams and map shown; excerpts shown from the anti-fracking documentary “Split Estate” that highlights problems in Colorado; details given about the potential risks and the fines against Cabot Oil and Gas. [Dimock, Pennsylvania resident Craig SAUTNER††- says there could be an explosion inside his house.] [Dimock homeowner Julie SAUTNER†- describes the health effects from the water.] [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection John HANGER†- says Cabot has told Pennsylvania that we can shove it.] [Cabot Oil and Gas George STARK†- says there is no known contamination of ground water.] [EPA administrator Lisa JACKSON†- states we shouldn’t have to trade the gas for drinking water.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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