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December 6, 2012

Board members to visit Pa. fracking site


Wood said the trip gives him an opportunity to see drilling and operations sites and hear about them in a forum that might not be accessible if he went on his own. Wood said he is particularly interested in seeing the size and noise-volume of operations.

However, participating on the trip doesn’t change his views about fracking.

“In general, there’s too much risk associated with the process,’’ Wood said. He said he not only continues to oppose hydrofracturing until it is proven a safe technology but also is unsure there would be any sites in the town suitable for the process.

Cabot, based in Houston, continues narrowing its natural gas development effort to the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania, the corporation’s website said, and its oil development effort to the Eagle Ford shale in south Texas and the Marmaton, in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle.

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