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"Fracking: A Role for Universities"

Fracking:  A Role for Universities

(co-authored with David J. Skorton), September 24, 2012

In Ithaca, NY, where we live, as elsewhere, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to gain access to shale natural gas (fracking) is a hot-button issue. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering whether to lift the moratorium on fracking—thereby joining some 20 other states that already allow fracking—and lawsuits are expected to follow that decision, no matter which way it goes.


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