As the United States is looking at securing its energy production at home, harvesting natural gas from unconventional sources is being developed. “Hydraulic fracturing” is the process used to extract natural gas from such unconventional sources as shale and coal beds in states like New York. What is “fracturing”? How much water is used? Does it affect aquifers? What environmental impact does it have? My guest, Deborah Goldberg, is the managing Attorney of Earthjustice’s northeast regional office. Earthjustice is the largest non-profit public interest law firm in the world dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth by enforcing and strengthening the laws meant to protect them.