Many thanks to Anne at Flour Sack Mama for this post! I hope you'll read the full story and check out more of her blog...lots of good stuff about life and concerns of the people up here in the Cumberland Mountains of east Tennessee!
Flour Sack Mama: Appalachian Residents Concerned about Gas Exploration: When they see the large trucks rumble along the mountain highway through their community, Eagan residents can't help but wonder where they're going and why. People in the Clearfork Valley of Northeast Tennessee have seen an increase in this traffic in recent months and are curious about the process they hear of called fracturing or fracking. "When they started the fracking," said Director Marie Cirillo at the Clearfork Community Institute, "we don't know who's running it and we don't know if the state has any rules to control it."