Friday, January 20, 2012

Industry Defends Fracking--Farmington Times

 "The entire 21st century," he said, "will be dominated by oil, gas and coal."

By Chuck Slothower 
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico oil and gas drillers are bewildered by recent controversy regarding hydraulic fracturing, a technique used for decades in the San Juan Basin.

Fracturing jumped into public consciousness as drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and New York drew the attention of national media organizations.

Pushing back against negative publicity, speakers at the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico's annual meeting at the Sandia Resort and Casino sought to portray fracturing as routine...continued....