Gasland was many Americans’ first exposure to hydraulic fracturing, and the film sparked anti-fracking organizations around the country. These activist groups used the film in efforts to convince people that fracking is responsible for a whole host of environmental problems, including contaminated water supplies, overuse of water, and even earthquakes.
Jon Haubert from the group Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) discusses the role that CRED plays in helping the general public understand the process of hydraulic fracturing in a balanced manner that weighs the costs of developing oil and natural gas against the benefits derived from them.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” is a technique for recovering oil and natural gas from shale rock formations once too costly to develop. The use of fracking is sweeping the nation, resulting in a surge in production that has made the U.S. the single-largest producer of both oil and natural gas in the world, a feat that was unthinkable just a decade ago.
As Heartland President Joe Bast noted in a post below, Fox News on October 7 featured a Special Report hosted by Bret Baier titled “Behind Obama’s Green Agenda.” This is a[…]
On October 7, Fox News Channel aired “Behind Obama’s Green Agenda,” a 40-minute special report hosted by Bret Baier. Embedded at the bottom of this post, it is an outstanding[…]