"Gas Company Won't Drill in New York Watershed"

"Bowing to intense public pressure, the Chesapeake Energy Corporation says it will not drill for natural gas within the upstate New York watershed, an environmentally sensitive region that supplies unfiltered water to nine million people.

The reversal seems to signal a more conciliatory tone from the gas industry, which is facing mounting opposition in New York to its drilling practices. The decision also increases the pressure on state regulators to reverse their decision to allow drilling within the watershed."

Jad Mouawad and Clifford Krauss report for the New York Times October 27, 2009.

Source: NYTimes, 10/28/2009