Controversial method to produce natural gas focus of hearing
? A hearing was held in Katonah today concerning whether hydrofracking should be used to produce more natural gas in New York.
Hydrofracking is the controversial method of pumping fluids into shell deposits and fracturing the rock so natural gas trapped in those rocks can be extracted.
Power companies say the method is a safe and effective way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but environmentalists have major concerns -- some of whom spoke at the meeting of how hydrofracking destroyed their drinking water supplies.