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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:55 AM

Western Mass. viewed as territory for fracking

The possibility that Western Massachusetts may hold limited deposits of shale gas is catapulting the contentious issue of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, into the state

An industry-supported group plans to hold a daylong session Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to tell landowners and the public about gas extraction, six months after a federal study mentioned the likelihood of gas deposits in the Pioneer Valley.

While the state probably does not have expansive reserves, American Ground Water Trust executive director Andrew Stone said that small-scale gas development could begin in several years, and landowners need to be given “calm, objective facts.”

“The facts are, drew a circle around the middle of Massachusetts” where shale gas could be found, said Stone, whose New Hampshire group includes representatives from engineering and chemical companies on its board.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/12/13/group-explores-possibility-fracking-massachusetts-federal-study-hints-limited-shale-gas-deposits/4PXsrbFnwNZ42jger2DvOO/story.html

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:32 PM

1. No.

NEVER.

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:25 PM

2. HELL NO. I thought we, as a state, said no to that shit? nt

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:13 AM

3. What a nightmare possibility.

Just say NO.

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