WMRA News
6:12 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia, Part III

Rockingham, VA – With some environmentalists singing its praises as a clean-burning fuel, natural gas was looking like America's energy salvation.

The second largest gas field in the world lies under Virginia and four neighboring states.

The The New York Times began to report on the environmental damage done in Pennsylvania, using a gas extraction technology known as fracking.

Today, Virginia Public Radio's Sandy Hausman reports on whether it will be used in Virginia, and if so, how that might be done safely.