Concern voiced over the so-called paucity of federal inspections of gas and oil exploration sites. In fact, there are as yet no reports of actual harms, contaminations, or anything to be actually fearful of. Still, anti-frackers will go wild over nothing, as usual.
Fracking Press Release June 13 2014 (1)
NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 Backed by sound science and increasingly encouraging data, hydraulic fracturing is proving beneficial to Americans in a myriad of important ways. Cleaner burning natural gas is making our air safer to breathe. Access to less expensive energy is lowering overall fuel prices ($100 billion in savings in 2011 alone). And it s continuing to be a job creator, as more than half the states across the country have joined the fracking revolution. And, best of all ¦ it s safe. These are just some of the key points presented in What s the Story? Fracking Facts vs. Fiction, the latest publication from the American Council on Science and Health.
Increased awareness about using a highly technical process called hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas trapped deep within the Marcellus shale has created questions about related human-health and environmental impacts. Associated arguments, both pro and con, have often been subjective, emotional, and unscientific. This publication by the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) provides the facts about fracking while addressing the basic questions and concerns.
Increased awareness about using a highly technical process called hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas trapped deep within the Marcellus shale has created questions about related human-health and environmental impacts. Associated arguments, both pro and con, have often been subjective, emotional, and unscientific.
The latest health news: a shoutout to Hank Campbell on his natural gas op-ed, why germy kids are healthy kids, and why getting them to eat veggies because it's healthy won't work
We at ACSH do not deal with climate-related issues it is beyond our scope. But ACSH friend and founder of the immensely popular blog Science 2.0 site has no such reservations. However, Campbell's take on climate change has nothing to do with whether it is occurring, and, if so, what is causing it. It is about groups that want to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, using climate change as one handy excuse, and the tactics
If I m Ed Begley, Jr., Josh Tickell or Mariel Hemingway I m probably going to spend a whole lot of time hiding under my organic bed for the foreseeable future. Because if they got a Ph.D. in How to Look Bad,
The potent yet science-free anti-fracking camp (fractavists) has the ear, and unfortunately most of the rest of, NY s Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He has personally kept the oil and gas drilling technology known popularly
Should they be called fractavists or frackophobes? Ah, what s in a name? The simple fact is, no matter how loudly they wail about fracking-related groundwater contamination, there is no there, there. Even Obama appointees agree.
In his recent piece, which appeared in The New Hampshire Union Leader, Deroy Murdock hits all the right notes with a very convincing argument on why everyone regardless, or even despite their political leanings - should think very carefully about the benefits the US could derive from tapping its natural gas supplies as well as about the overstated risks.