Only recently have researchers figured out how to extract the vast reservoir of natural gas locked beneath Pennsylvania in the rock formation called the Marcellus shale. To understand the possible impacts of widespread drilling on local communities, we can look to how gas drilling has affected ANOTHER state. A gas rush in Wyoming is the subject of a new book by award-winning author Alexandra Fuller, who will talk at the Penn State University Park campus next week.
Stories: Lessons from Wyoming's Gas Boom
By CYNTHIA BERGER • April 16, 2009