This year has been a good and a bad year to my lobbying topic. It's been a good year because franking was supported by many people throughout the city such as the gas company, Bob Rucho and others. It also has been a bad year because not everyone has been supporting Fracking. Some of that people are the residents of the areas that tracking is taking place in. One big issue is the contamination of water. People fear that water is going to be contaminated with gas therefore instead of just water coming out from the water pipe, gas will also be coming out with the water.
On November 20, State Senator Bob Rucho took a tour to the northeast Pennsylvania by Chesapeake Energy, which is the world's top shale gas producer. Now state paid trips has been offering to lawmakers and legislative members so they can see for themselves what actually happens during the franking and so they can permit tracking in different areas.