Gas companies want to access the Marcellus Shale, one of the largest gas deposits in the nation, which lies under parts of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virgina and Ohio.
Yet the gas rush is facing staunch opposition because critics say the fracking could affect the upper Delaware River, pictured here, which provides clean water for 17 million people across Pennsylvania and New York.
Some CEOs and founders agree to salaries of just $1 a year. But once goodies like bonuses and stock options are added in, some of those executives end up taking home many millions of dollars a year. More