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Gas Drilling Debated on Radio Times

Susan Phillips / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Sandra Steingraber speaks against gas drilling at the Shale Gas Outrage rally. Steingraber received the Heinz Award for her work on environmental issues.

WHYY Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane spoke with a drilling critic and a drilling advocate on Thursday morning. If you missed it live, you can listen here. Former DEP secretary under Gov. Rendell John Hanger talked about how drilling can be done safely. But writer and ecologist Sandra Steingraber says it’s an industry that can’t be regulated. This is never a conversation where the two opposing sides agree to disagree. But Marty steers these two well-informed guests through the often emotional dialogue, and has a real discussion on fracking, jobs, and the environmental consequences of drilling. Steingraber spoke at the Shale Gas Outrage rally on Thursday. John Hanger will be moderating a panel on natural gas powered cars at the Shale Gas Insight conference on Friday morning.

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