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"We have to be rational here, not emotional"

Those are the words of NYS Democratic Party chariman, Jay Jacobs, who has signed a contract with Hess Corporation to drill for natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation on 140 acres of land at Tyler Hill, PA, just over the border from New York's Catskill Mountains.

"Many things that we do in modern society have the potential to destroy the environment, and we can't stop doing everything because of minuscule risks. It's when those risks become significant that we have to stop," said Jacobs.


"My belief is if we can extract natural gas, which is a cleaner form of energy, from our land, reducing the import of foreign oil and the cash flowing out of our country, and make for cleaner air, improve the economy and not damage the water, I'm for it," Jacobs continued.


Jacobs, who annually hosts hundreds of kids at Tyler Hill and two other nearby Catskills camps in New York, called the risks from hydrofracking "minuscule."


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Read more from Unlikely Hospitalist at Pundit Press xpost at Lonely Conservative

Some have argued, myself included, that the opponents to hydrofracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale have reached the maximal point of influence and this would help in confirming this suspicion.

And this from South of 5 and 20.

Forget the debt ceiling michegoss, this is real news...

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