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Fracking the Farm: Impacts on Farming and Crop Production

This is part 2 of a series of articles on Fracking the Farm.

In June, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) asked Pennsylvania’s governor and legislature to place a moratorium on unconventional gas extraction (commonly called hydrofracking).

Like NOFA-NY, PASA asked that hydrofracking be halted until studies could determine that the industrialized drilling practice will not harm  farms, the foodthey produce, and the people who eat that food.

Both NOFA-NY and PASA call for the federal government to hold the oil and gas industry to the same environmental regulations as other industries. Currently, drillers are exempted from key provisions of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act. Both organizations call for drillers to report publicly what chemicals they are using and to be held accountable for negative impacts.


Author: Sue Smith-Heavenrich
Date: 2012


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