Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper, did a short profile of me for their February 22 issue, Vol 18, week 8. It was written by Noah Brenner who reminds me of an old-time journalist–real reporter not a stenographer–who strives to put aside any personal bias and report with fairness and accuracy.
For the article, “Fossil foe states her case against shale,” (subscription required) Brenner contacted Chris Tucker from Energy In Depth for comment because that group “has often been a traget of Wilson.” Tucker “claims the attention she attracts has little impact on the issue she is passionate about.”
Here’s the quote from Tucker:
“I think if you’re judging professional activists like Sharon and professional pressure groups like Earthworks based on the number of blog posts they produce and the number of drive-by press hits they generate from time to time, they’ve been successful,” he says. “But, if your’re judging them based on the number of wells they’ve actually prevented us from drilling, their score isn’t quite so high.”
How about we judge the opposition movement as a whole? Fracking is now a household word, there are numerous peer-reviewed health studies that link drilling and fracking to health impacts, fracking is in the news everyday. Let’s take a close look at the drilling that has been prevented.
See this press release from April 29: Press Release – First County in U.S. Bans Fracking and all Hydrocarbon Extraction – Mora County, NM
HERE is an impressive list of bans and moratoria as of 4/28/2013.
That’s what I call success!