Owego, NY, Dec 03, 2009 — Lawyers, local officials and landowners met Monday in the Southern Tier to mull over the future of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. Development appears inevitable. But how that development unfolds is still being shaped. The controversial new drilling technique called hydrofracking would inject millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground to break up rock and release the natural gas.
Hydrofracking is part of the problem. But it is not the only concern in New York. Rachel Ward reports from Owego.