Gallery: New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.’ Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, which is a process by which high volumes of natural gas can be recovered. By injecting chemically treated water into a gas well at high pressures, the shale cracks and the trapped natural gas can be recovered. A study recently found that fracking causes more environmental problems than coal. Fracking has been hotly debated, especially in New York City, which gets most of its drinking water from a reservoir near the Catskills where drilling could take place. Inhabitat was on the scene to talk with opponents and get the latest information.

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