August 9, 2010
Citizen Journalist covers EPA 'fracking' hearing in PA
The Environmental Protection Agency held an open hearing in Pittsburgh's South Pointe Marriott, Over 1,200 citizens came to speak to EPA Investigators for two minutes a piece. Residents discussed their concerns and helped scientists locate inspection sites in the Marcellus Shale rock formation, where the new natural gas drilling practice has already started in some areas. Many legislators and homeowners see the economic benefits as very lucrative. Environmentalists voice ecological damage while citizens worry of health implications to local drinking waters.