The debate over natural gas drilling in New York is a noisy one, and more often than not the voices of single individuals are lost.  But it’s important to consider the personal stories, the personal impact that Marcellus Shale could have for individuals who live and work in New York State.

We talk a lot about numbers in this debate, like 25% of American energy is run by natural gas, or the possibility of $92 billion in economic uplift over 30 years, or the creation of 280,000 jobs. Let’s talk about a single number now, just one. Let’s look at one story, from one person who will be affected, one way or the other, when it is finally allowed in New York.

It’s time to hear from the people closest to the issue.