Warwick, NY Hypocritically Bans Fracking – We Have a Suggestion

Another group of well-meaning but energy-ignorant New York town board members have voted to ban fracking—this time in the town of Warwick, NY (Orange County—Hudson Valley area). Although there’s no Marcellus or Utica Shale under the town, town council members wanted to make a statement—loud and clear—that they hate fracking and want to strip away the property rights of landowners in the town. Message received.

Just a thought: As MDN readers know, all natural gas comes from well bores that have been fracked. Fracking is used in both horizontal (unconventional) and vertical (conventional) wells. Even conventional natural gas wells in New York are fracked—you did know that, right? If Warwick council members want to make a more meaningful and impactful statement about fracking, we propose the town simply ban the use of natural gas inside town boundaries—by everyone. What’s that? Warwick Town Supervisor Mike Sweeton himself burns natural gas? Say it ain’t so!…

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