Action Alert: Fracking in the Cumberlands

February 2, 2015
Rogersville

Rogersville

By Erica Peterson (WFPL)


Speculation has begun in Eastern Kentucky about a potentially large reserve of oil and natural gas trapped about two miles underground. If the Rogersville Shale is proven productive, it would be the region’s first major oil and gas play. This has excited the industry, but some residents are worried about the toll large-scale oil and gas production would take on human health and the environment.

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