Link ..."Tightly-regulated, environmentally sound natural gas development in New York can and will deliver a much-needed and long-lasting economic shot in the arm to not only communities along the Southern Tier, but for the entire state, just as it is in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere," said a written statement from Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Using hydraulic fracturing, drillers pump large amounts of water mixed with sand and chemicals into the shale formation thousands of feet underground under high pressure. Fracturing the shale around the gas well then allows the natural gas to flow freely. The process has raised concerns about whether those chemicals are contaminating the underground water. Some residents near hydraulic fracturing drill sites along the Delaware River Basin -- located in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania -- have been able to set their water on fire.... [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/09/13/griffin.gas.danger.cnn[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01EK76Sy4A[/ame] I think that would upset me a lot. :furious: It seems that the process is losing a lot of the natural gas in the water and therefore are losing a lot of money in the water, JMO. You'd think it might behoove the gas companies to devise a way to filter the water.