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No Fracking Way, CBS Evening News

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 [...]
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David Cameron's New Definition of Fracking ‘Political Not Scientific’

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : DeSmogBlog (4 hours ago)

Last week, DeSmog UK revealed how David Cameron’s government snuck a new definition of fracking onto the statute books. Kyla Mandel investigates where this definition actually came from. The definition of hydraulic fracturing adopte... Read Post

Pennsylvania water tainted by hydraulic fracturing

Arts / Photography : PhotoBlog on msnbc.com (3 years ago)

EPA reports:The gas rush in Pennsylvania, created by the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—which requires injecting huge amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure thousands of fee... Read Post

Fracking the Future: How Unconventional Gas Threatens Our Water, Health and Climate - Report

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : DeSmogBlog (4 years ago)

Fracking the Future.png The United States is at the center of a high profile controversy over the threats posed by unconventional gas drilling, particularly surrounding the industry’s hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal d... Read Post


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