The February 23 CBS Evening News segment on hydraulic fracturing gas drilling, better known as fracking, revealed how journalists can cover a highly controversial subject by removing the controversy.
The report started off with references to high gasoline prices; the implication, then, is that domestic gas drilling will help solve that problem. As anchor Scott Pelley [...]
Two Separate Investigations: A major review of hydraulic fracturing studies, completed last month by UT researchers, found “no direct evidence” that the natural gas drilling process known as ‘fracking’ contaminates groundwater. A s... Read Post
After years on uncertainty, on Wednesday the Cuomo administration announced that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York. The administration concluded that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep unde... Read Post
After four years of delays, studies and buck-passing, the Cuomo administration said Wednesday it would outlaw the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing in New York state. The... To view the full story, click th... Read Post