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.