The Oklahoman's straight news coverage of the controversial natural gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has been slanted in favor of the process under the ownership of energy tycoon Philip Anschutz, who acquired the paper in September 2011. The paper's opinion page has been one-sided -- devoid of voices warning readers about the potential health risks and environmental dangers of loosely regulated fracking activities.
The reason behind last week's earthquake in Oklahoma is still eluding scientists though they think it might have been connected to the growing use of hydraulic fracturing. The process, commonly called 'fracking', pumps water into th... Read Post
A worker cleans and lubricates the head of a hydraulic fracturing machine at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pa. Photo by Bloomberg via Getty Images. The biggest ea... Read Post