New York Times: Neighbor Against Neighbor on Gas Drilling


A raucous debate, which at times has become personal, has erupted over natural gas exploration in a rural community. It's not in Southwest Idaho, where Bridge Resources has met some community resistance while drilling for gas in Payette County. Rather, it's central New York, where opponents to gas exploration are being compared to Nazis and being told that are "being watched."

Today's New York Times examines the debate near Cooperstown, N.Y., best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"The dispute has pitted neighbor against neighbor," said the Times. "And has often set people who live in suburbs or villages against the farmers and landowners who live outside them."