Fracking In New York Could Create 54K Jobs: Report

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Opening up the state of New York to high volume gas hydrofracturing could create between 13,000 and 54,000 jobs at the industry's peak, according to a state Department of Environmental Conservation report released Wednesday.

Allowing energy companies to drill for natural gas in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale, using the highly controversial method commonly called fracking, would create thousands of jobs in construction and well operations as well as indirect jobs, according to the report. Depending on how many jobs were created and how...
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