In this episode, we listen back to some highlights from our 2016 series exploring the health and environmental impacts of the region’s expanding natural gas infrastructure.
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Stories in this episode
- Aftershocks of the Gas Boom Ripple Through New York’s Wine Country
Fracking has been banned in New York since 2015. But a proposal to store natural gas in underground caverns in the state's scenic Finger Lakes region is bringing the issue back to the forefront.
- Compressor Stations Open Up New Front in Fracking Debate
Residents who thought they lived far outside drilling country are increasingly discovering the boom in pipeline construction is bringing the fracking debate to their doorsteps.
- Eminent Domain is Becoming a Crucial, Controversial Part of the Gas Pipeline Boom
If a gas company wants to sell you a drilling lease, you have every right to turn them down. But when it comes to building gas pipelines on private land, the same rules may not apply.
- The Hunt for Methane Leaks Goes High-Tech
Scientists are turning to everything from drones to high-resolution satellites in the battle to keep methane inside the nation's natural gas infrastructure and out of the atmosphere.