Organic Farmers Struggle to Protect Land from Encroaching Fracking Industry

EcoWatch: Many farmers in Pennsylvania welcomed the natural gas industry with open arms, letting companies set up operations on their land to drill wells and fracture the shale rock thousands of feet under the surface. Pennsylvania would not have become one of the top gas producing states in the U.S. in such a short period without the acquiescence of the state`s farming community. Not every landowner, though, believed in the promise of riches or bought into the gas industry`s image of family farms coexisting......

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