Friday, March 11, 2011

PA Route 6: A Fracking Good Time

Natural Gas drillers are culprits or saviors, depending on who you ask. All I know is that while controversy swirls around the environmental impact of "fracking" - a slang term used for Hydraulic Fracturing, cracking rock in order to extract natural gas from deep in the earth - drilling crews have taken over some of Pennsylvania's Route 6 towns. Attention has been drawn to this part of the state, underneath which a massive natural gas field has been discovered, and not all of it is good.  But I'm curious to see what a little rural down-at-heals-kind-of-artsy town looks like when crawling with scientists and engineers and fracking machinery.  It will be just another day on Route 6.

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