New York county enjoys fracing boom without the fracing

A recent article in The New York Times explores how towns near rural oil and gas drilling sites are experiencing a boom in their economies without having to experience the downsides  (e.g., truck traffic, noise and potential  environmental concerns). People from around the country who have moved to rural Pennsylvania to work as part of the natural gas drilling boom are finding themselves crossing state lines into Chemung County, New York – where hydraulic fracturing is currently banned – to buy hotel rooms, dinners and even gifts for their loved ones back home. For more, read the full story here.