James writes:

This morning I talked with Fred Dicker, dean of the Albany press corps, on AM 1300 about hydrofracturing in Pennsylvania and New York and speculated on the reasons for its opposition downstate. I am at work on a story about hydrofracturing for an upcoming issue of City Journal.

Be sure to tune in also for some nice words about The New Criterion and Hilton Kramer. The broadcast is below.


James Panero touring a drill rig in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, the first step in natural gas extraction by means of hydrofracturing. Similar reserves exist twenty miles north across the New York state line, but Albany has so far blocked such gas development.