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Gas Drilling Through Federal Legal Holes

By Susan Barnett


Hudson Valley, NY – What may be one of the biggest natural gas finds in years is lying beneath New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Gas companies are quietly negotiating multi-million dollar leases with private landowners while states are scrambling to find out if their environmental laws can plug holes left in federal laws. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports those holes are custom made for gas and oil exploration