The Jewish Daily Forward: Fracking comes to Jewish summer camp

Jul 18, 2011 | In the News, State Press Clips

Four Jewish summer camps in Pennsylvania have attracted controversial attention for signing contracts to allow fracking on their land. On one hand, the deal brings in great revenue while opening up drilling options for an important bridge resource until a viable renewable energy resource is widely available. On the other hand, local faith leaders and community members are concerned about the consequences of irresponsible drilling practices on their own health, and the health of the beautiful area. Rabbi Daniel J. Swartz, vice president of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, sees the deal for its political implications: “You have to understand that once you sign, you’re contributing to those businesses, you’re contributing to those businesses and their profits and all the things that they’re standing for.”

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The Jewish Daily Forward July 13, 2011
By Josh Nathan-Kazis

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