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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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Odd goings on were witnessed by our friends at Augusta River Keepers last Thursday morning at the Savannah River Site. The Augusta Chronicle reported that “a dark blue tanker truck parked on the river’s South Carolina side siphoning something out of a boomed-off section of the river, alarmed Savannah Riverkeeper Director Tonya Bonitatibus, who was planning a cruise last week for several dozen from Augusta to Savannah.
“If it’s getting directed into the river, somebody should let people know,” Bonitatibus said.”
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Robert O’Harrow, Jr., in The Washington Post investigates how a D.C. government contractor took advantage of a special program designed to help native Americans in Alaska to receive huge contracts without competition. The program designed a decade ago to help Alaska’s struggling indigenous people was used to get $29 billion in federal contracts with little money going to Alaska natives.
Source: Washington Post
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