When I was on the stand last Thursday, the Range attorney thundered indignantly at me repeating something I said on my blog about shining a bright light on the industry’s secrets. Well, yeah. That’s not unusual for those
to who report on news. Just Google “reporters shine a bright light…”
Here is some light shining and I didn’t do it.
Silencing Communities: How the Fracking Industry Keeps Its Secrets
Many homeowners unknowingly sign nondisclosure agreements that prevent researchers from gathering data on the health and environmental impacts of fracking
I attended a community meeting last week where the landman had given the residents a lease warning them to sign and return it immediately or they would lose out. According to an attorney who lived in the neighborhood, language in the lease required the landowners to waive their rights to any litigation over contamination or damage. Wonder why they would need such language since they claim fracking has never contaminated groundwater and there just aren’t any emissions and any problems are just overblown.
And here is a request for some light shining and the reasoning behind the request.