Hydraulic Fracturing Series: Part 2 of 3

The nation’s need for energy has fueled what some call a new gold rush – drilling for natural gas trapped in layers of shale deep underground.  The nation’s largest expanse of shale is in Appalachia – stretching from Virginia to New York. So far, only one firm has asked for a permit to drill in Virginia, but a Houston-based company has leased thousands of acres around Harrisonburg, and residents are getting nervous.  Virginia Public Radio’s  Sandy Hausman reports on their concerns – and why state regulators say they have nothing to fear.