- Scranton Times-Tribune
- "Newton Township Citizens Split Over Proposed Gas Drilling Ban" (March 31, 2011)
Many residents propose the implementation of a drilling moratorium, during which time gas extraction would cease for a set period of time. Such a moratorium is in place in New York State. Proponents of a moratorium argue that the risks of gas extraction are too high or unknown, and more research is needed to assess and reduce risks. Opponents point to financial hardships, especially when leases have been signed.