Fracking Comes to Jewish Summer Camp

Concern Over the Environment Versus Financial Reward

July 13, 2011
By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Fracking, the controversial technique for extracting natural gas that energy companies are promoting as America’s path to energy independence, has come to the sunny, idyllic world of Jewish camping.

Four Jewish summer camps have signed leases with gas exploration companies which could allow the deep bore drilling technique — criticized by many experts as damaging to the environment — at their campgrounds by this fall.