Unlike their previous
reporting industry commercials, this latest piece at least make a small mention of water contamination.
Water Contamination Concerns Linger For Shale Gas
My favorite comment:
Tom Gjelten comes to Jesus:
Today, in a sidebar interview on NPR he attempted to recognize some of the problems of tha natural gas industry (and other extractive industries). Yesterday, on Diane Rehem’s show, he didnt seem to know that all science, all investigation, all “fact” comes initally from annecdotal accounts as they represent the basis for hypothesis formation, and so on, when he was passively dismissive of them.
It is way too late for Gjelton to unring the bell of his earlier pro-corporate, anti-environmental justice message. He has been extremely disengenuous in not acknowledging that he did not even come close to doing due dilligence about the negative downside of extractive industry.
It was no accident and no small thing that over a year ago the governor of New York State, by administrative action, put in place a de facto moratorium on permits for drilling for natural gas in the largest source of gas in the United States. That was the lead. Gjelton didnt just bury it, he never even knew it was there. Shame on NPR.