Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weeklong radio series on all aspects of Marcellus drilling

This week, WHYY, a public broadcast network serving southeastern PA, southern NJ and all of Delaware, is running a series of discussions on all aspects of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.  According to their WEBSITE, the show airs weekday mornings and evenings from 10-12.  If you aren't located in their broadcast area, fear not!  You can listen live on your computer via streaming audio by clicking HERE.  (Note that you may be prompted to install or update your computer's version of media software in order to listen).  If you have Sirius-XM radio, the show will air on the Sirius-XM channel NPR Now 134 and NPR Talk Sirius 135.  You may also download podcasts of the shows after they've aired via their WEBSITE.  The site includes selected show summaries, selected transcripts, photographs, links for further research.

Topics for discussion are as follows:

The Shale Game Part 1: County vs. County
Monday, September 27, 2010
Susan Phillips and Kerry Grens take you to two counties in northeastern Pennsylvania that have reacted to gas drilling in drastically different ways.

The Shale Game Part 2: Water
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Natural gas has been trapped deep below the surface of Pennsylvania for eons. But only in the past two years has the industry begun in earnest to tap the rich gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale — a layer of rock thousands of feet down that runs from New York to West Virginia. Gas companies sunk nine hundred wells into the Pennsylvania Marcellus this year. With this new area in play, residents have a lot of questions. The most frequently asked: what will be the impact on their water. In part two of our series The Shale Game, WHYY's health and science reporter Kerry Grens searches for the answer.

The Shale Game Part 3: Jobs
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Pennsylvania's natural gas rush has environmentalists and residents worried about contaminated drinking water wells, increased truck traffic, exploding well heads and potentially toxic spills. But the counterpoint all along has been jobs, jobs, jobs.

The Shale Game Part 4: Social services
Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Shale Game Part 5: Regulatory issues
Friday, October 1, 2010

Thanks to MH for passing along the info!

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