Beyond the Headlines discusses Hydraulic Fracturing


Beyond the Headlines hosted David Rodland- Professor of Geology at Muskingum University, Frank Donia-Local Business owner and Land owner, and Tim Kettler-administrator of the website to discuss Hydraulic Fracturing. Also on the agenda were the potential harms of fracturing and also the social and economic impacts fracking on the local community. Fracturing involves drilling into the earth and injecting water, sand and other various chemicals in order to obtain methane gas. The main discussion revolving the impact on the local community revolved around the implications of landowners signing leases on their property without full knowledge of their rights.