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The Capitol Pressroom for May 10, 2011

And why is the Independent Oil & Gas Association in Albany this week? We will speak with Lenape’s John Holko about state legislation that has piqued the interest of the gas-drilling industry, and who they are lobbying.

Still ‘Fracking’: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling

This week, we revisit a recent show about a natural gas drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking.”

While the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased calls to use natural gas as a so-called ‘clean energy’ alternative, activists are sounding the alarm bell about this controversial gas drilling technique.

We’ll hear excerpts from the academy award-nominated documentary, “Gasland.”

EPA & Fracking Regulation

Walter Hang is president of Toxics Targeting. He says internal documents from the EPA reveal questions about regulation of fracking.

WHCU: Protesting Cuomo's Visit--August 18, 2010

Walter Hang, president of Toxic Targeting, says he is leading a protest of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo's visit to Ithaca. Hang wants Cuomo to take a stronger stand on banning fracking.

Download the podcast from the WHCU web site.