I saw a documentary on PBS a couple of years ago called 'Gasland' by Josh Fox, specifically addressing issues related to fracking. Here is his
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) responded in kind:
ANGA - The Truth About Gasland
I think the documentary may be on You Tube in two parts. I would post the videos, but not only am I unsure as to how to post them, I really don't
know if they comprise the actual documentary. And as 'Charles' pointed out, I am one of those folks who just doesn't have the time to properly
engage. It's not a lack of desire, I just struggle to get by day-to-day.
I haven't really investigated the issue to the degree that I should in order to truly evaluate the evidence. However, I have lived long enough to
come to believe that very few things are done by corporations that do not negatively impact either people or the environment - so at first blush, I am
As far as your observation of these announcemnts regarding fracking, I have come to believe that the MSM has been coopted and is now being used ...
not for the best of intentions. You have to sift through every damn thing that is presented to find the truth. This is time consuming and tiring. I
pine for the days of Walter Cronkite and wish Reagan would have remained in films. From my perspective, 1980 was the year when the end began.
Please do not start with me, as I am neither a Democrat or Republican. I have come to believe that both parties have been coopted as well as the MSM.
They are both tools being used in quite an adept manner. I just see 1980 as the point in time when the hoodwinking of America began in earnest, and
Reagan was very polished. Not very intelligent, but polished. I know, it coincides with the proliferation of computers and the information revolution
as well. It's just what I have come to believe ... and maybe it's some form of distorted nostalgia.
Back to the thread, it just amazes me that we keep coming back to these types of fuels as an answer to our energy problems. Even if (and I think it's
a big if) fracking is ecologically sound, why would we want to do it? As much money is being spent for exploration, development, creating new methods
of extraction and delivery, creating new markets (such as natural gas vehicles), and extending our reliance on this stuff ... couldn't we just spend
that money on some other, renewable energy source and develop new markets for that new source? It just doesn't make sense.
Did you intentionally engage in two subjects? Fracking and Media as a tool? Or did I do that myself? LOL