Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Watershed Managers Halt Water Sales To Frackers
Officials overseeing reservoirs in Ohio’s largest contained watershed have decided to halt water sales to oil and gas drillers in response to environmental concerns as they await a water-availability study.
Environmentalists and others raised concerns about the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District selling water to drillers. It’s used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, which injects millions of gallons of chemical-laced water into the earth at high pressure to free gas.
Conservancy district executive director John Hoopingarner says it’s in the public’s interest to stop the water sales until the district updates its policy on the matter.
The Ohio Environmental Council praised the decision, saying more research and public comment is needed.
The district plans to honor its one previously approved sale of 11 million gallons from a Harrison County lake.