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This edition: The Fracas Over Hydrofracking: Energy, Economy, Environment

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 29, 2012.

First aired: March 5, 2012.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts debate the issue of hydraulic fracturing, a/k/a "hydrofracking," in New York. As the controversy heats up over drilling for natural gas in Upstate New York, public policy makers must wrestle with competing strategies for badly needed economic growth, as well as broader contests surrounding energy production versus environmental hazards. Should we go forward with hydrofracking, as nearby Pennsylvania and Ohio have done? Do the economic benefits outweigh the environmental risks? Whose science is to be believed? Whose property rights should prevail? What will Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature do to resolve this controversy?

Guest List

Michael Aronson Editorial Board, New York Daily News

Deborah Goldberg Managing Attorney, Earth Justice

Mr. Stu Gruskin Fmr. Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Mark Lieberman Contributing Editor, CUNY TV

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, M+R Strategic Services

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