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New York Times writer Joe Nocera got such a strong negative reaction to his first column supporting natural gas drilling that he wrote another one last weekend defending his position. In this second attempt he uses ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten, a reporter covering these issues, to bolster his position. He said Lustgarten wrote that environmental issues associated with Marcellus Shale gas extraction “can be readily addressed by the employment of best drilling practices, technological investments, and rigorous regulatory oversight.”
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This week, Teddy Borawski, the chief oil and gas geologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and a member of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s administration, serving in an official capacity, and on the record, compared my Sundance award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary film GASLAND to Nazi propaganda stating “Goebbels would be proud.” The slander was the latest in a series of smears and misinformation about the film and character attacks on me.
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The New York Assembly voted for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. The Senate has already passed a similar bill. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York is asking Governor David Paterson to veto the bill.
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Of nine companies the Environmental Protection Agency asked for details of what is in Hydrofracting chemicals sold for natural gas extraction only one company refused the EPA’s request – Halliburton. Now EPA has announced it was using a subpoena to Halliburton seeking the requested information on hydraulic fracturing. EPA’a xconcern is what these chemicals will do to drinking water where fracking takes place. When DCBureua.org called Halliburton we were told the company was only accepting email inquiries about this latest
This is curious since in late September, Teresa Wong, manager of Public Relations for the Company claimed to DCBureau.org that Halliburton would cooperate. In fact she sent DCBureau.org this statement by email:
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