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Jun 2, 2011

Dishonest reporting on fracking.

H/t Town hall.

“Gasland” has created a new generation of dupes, convinced that the relatively common procedure of fracking to release gas from difficult formations is causing water from aquifers to become flammable. While it is reasonable to suggest that there can be leakage from poorly drilled or cased wells, evidence from fracking is marginal.

The documentary, like Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ leaves out the inconvenient facts that don’t back their case. For example the Markham’s who were featured had drilled their water well through four separate coal beds containing methane. Here Phelim McAleer, producer of Not Evil Just Wrong, asks director Josh Fox of Gasland a few inconvenient questions about the "facts" in the film:

Environmental damage should be addressed and fixed, but the sort of dishonesty displayed in this flick only serves to create hysteria in the short term, and causes people to become more cynical toward what may be serious threats in the future. Crying wolf may be profitable for the moment but has long term consequences.

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