Survey: Pa. residents give cautious support for gas drilling

May 15, 2013

Though nearly half of Pennsylvanians support natural gas drilling to some degree, about 58 percent would back a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until there is a fuller understanding of the risks, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Researchers tracking development of the state's Marcellus Shale released the findings of their second survey of residents asked about the natural gas drilling and "fracking" extraction technology that has inspired debate throughout the Commonwealth.

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