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DeSmogBlog: A "War on Shale Gas"?

Since late 2009, there’s been a slowly-growing wave of attacks from the unconventional oil and gas industry on media outlets that cover the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other shale gas practices. Reporters who write for publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Reuters to the New York Times have had their professional bona fides . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A "War on Shale Gas"?

DeSmogBlog: Fracking Industry Enjoyed Privileged Access To Controversial New York DEC Environmental Review

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Documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show that bureaucrats within the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) granted the oil and gas industry premature access to highly controversial draft regulations for shale gas fracking in the state. New York placed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fracking Industry Enjoyed Privileged Access To Controversial New York DEC Environmental Review

DeSmogBlog: What Chesapeake Energy’s Financial Scandals Mean For The Rest of Us

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Given radioactive wastewater, earthquakes, and flammable tap water, one might think that drilling and fracking could not possibly have any more dirty secrets. But here’s the biggest secret of all: it’s expensive.

With natural gas at historic low prices – the Wall Street Journal ran a column recently suggesting that . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What Chesapeake Energy’s Financial Scandals Mean For The Rest of Us