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Mark Hill: Gas in reserve

Gas in reserve

Hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs to our state and make a few people very rich, but at what cost? If you could only have five things, what would they be? I’m guessing that clean water and your health would be among them. Natural gas? Thanks, but no.

Let other states and countries suffer the trials and errors of this technology as it matures. The gas will still be in our ground when the rest of the world runs out, thoroughly defiled in the search for more. Then, and only then, might gas supersede clean water as our most precious natural resource, and we could name our price.

Mark Hill, M.D.