Agreed, the NY Times is biased in most cases. But the article does a good job of at least raising awareness, and getting people to ask questions. I'm all for energy independence (and cost effective solutions), but being that its 2011, certainly we have technology to do this responsibly. I guess it just boils down to the poor regulations of my home state of PA. I live in western PA, and have a drilling site across from my farm, so I've certainly heard all of the pros and cons of the industry.
Being that this is a wakeboarding website, I just wanted to post this up so others in my area are aware of the situation. If our state polititians spent time on our rivers towing their kids behind a boat, I'm sure regulations might be a bit tighter. Bottom line, everyone is telling half truths, newspapers, gas companies with their media blitz trying to give everyone a warm and fuzzy feeling, its up to the average person to peice it all together and draw conclusions for themselves.