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#415#416#417#418 Episode #419 - Mordor Comes Calling
(The Gas Drillers Move In on Rural New York)

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Mon 14 July 2008  Jill Morrison, Peggy Utesch, Bruce Baizel
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2 Landmen for gas drilling companies are swarming central New York, trying to talk land owners into signing mineral leases that will allow them to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale, a geological formation covering half of New York state, two thirds of Pennsylvania and parts of ohio, west virgina and virginia. Due to the high prices resulting from peak in natural gas and new drilling methods, its extraction can now be profitable. The landmen make all sorts of promises to the owners, but this week you're going to hear from people from Wyoming and Colorado who've experienced the reality - their rural communities turned into corporate sacrifice zones. They came east to speak at a community forum in Walton, NY on June 27, "Marcellus Shale - The Impact of Natural Gas Drilling" organized by the catskill mountain keeper http://catskillmountainkeeper.org.

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