"Sportsmen Monitor Gas Drilling in Marcellus Shale"

"WHITELEY, Pa. — Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking aim — for Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

A new coalition of outdoors groups is emerging as a potent force in the debate over natural gas drilling. The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation isn’t against the process of fracking for gas, but its members want to make sure the rush to cash in on the valuable resource doesn’t damage streams, forests, and the various creatures that call those places home.

The movement grew out of grass-roots anger as passionate outdoorsmen found their questions about drilling and wildlife brought few answers from local or state officials."

Kevin Begos reports for the Associated Press June 25, 2011.

Monday, June 27, 2011