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Fracking the Eagle Ford—TCEQ’s nondenial

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By Alan Septoff

September 30, 2013

Energy in Depth responded to our report on TCEQ's regulatory malfeasance: Reckless Endangerment while fracking the Eagle Ford - Government fails, public health suffers and industry profits from the shale oil boom.

Rather than respond on the substance, EID chose to attack Earthworks.

To paraphrase Isaac Asimov, ad hominem attacks are the last refuge of those without a leg to stand on.

The central revelations of the report are not in dispute:

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Tagged with: regulation, texas, enforcement, eagle ford shale, health, tceq, reckless endangerment


The biased fracking debate - Pennsylvania’s contribution

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By Alan Septoff

August 28, 2013

On Monday, I blogged about the biased mainstream fracking debate citing the Associated Press – which, so slow to acknowledge the health risks of fracking-enabled oil and gas drilling, was very quick to cite fracking’s (speculative) health benefits.

Today, it’s state government’s turn.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection was legally mandated to publish a report by spring of 2012 on how climate change will affect the state. It has missed the deadline, and there’s no telling when it will be published.

One reason for the missed deadline? State government pressured Penn State report authors to remove mention of science showing natural gas’s potential climate impacts.

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Tagged with: fracking, pennsylvania department of environmental protection, climate change, bias


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