There is an article in the NY Times today indicating that Cuomo is proposing to limit the highly controversial hydrofracking to a "few struggling counties" along the NY-PA border. As a resident of one such county I scream, "FOUL!!!" Interestingly enough the watershed for NYC and other wealthier counties would be spared from hydrofracking. I can somewhat understand the rationale of theoretically improving the the economies of these counties but at what cost? And how can one improve the economics of the area when one's quality of life non-existent because we can no longer drink the water?
Does no one else think this is an environmental justice issue? I am scared. Part of me feels like selling and getting out now before our rivers are poisoned and no one wants to invest in a death trap.