No fracking will be coming here, due to our geology
Posted by David Brooks | Saturday, April 7, 2012
Chuck Wooster, a columnist with the Bennington Banner, has a nice little explainer about how the geology of New Hampshire (and Vermont, since he is a Vermont writer) means we won't see any fights over natural-gas fracking:
Vermont and New Hampshire have been cursed (or blessed, depending on your point of view) with a lack of fossil fuel deposits, and it looks like we're going to miss this latest bonanza as well. As with so many other features of these small, quirky states, you can blame it all on the mountains.
If you want to find rich deposits of oil and natural gas today, look on the flanks of where the mountains are... don't look in the core of the mountains themselves because they were the source, not the sink, for the sediments.