Why Mr. K you are right? In the "intervening years" science has gone a long way. Micheal Mann has shown everyone how to cherry pick data and ignore all data that shows anything other than what he wanted. He showed people how to "hide the decline". And now with all these "advancements" the little people have learned how to ignore all other atmospheric measurements except the ones coming out of an observatory on the side of an inactive volcano that is within 10 miles of two active volcanoes. Yeah, "science" has gone a long way, a long way backward that is.
Sigge: The Democratic party is the blind leading the blind. but to be fair and balanced; Benghazqi is a none story.
IRS scandal is bad anyway you look at and people need some prison time.
Fast and Furious is a typical screwed up government operation but 65% of American does not care or do I.
Spying on AP was legal and allowed and it was investigating not spying.
Give him medal and name part of building after him and then I do not want to hear his name again. People get killed every day for less.
how annoying to have the pro-gas side quoted there are the end..... anyone who works for the oil and gas industry does not have a say, you know that their industry paid for dribble is not accurate. Josh Fox has no stake in this, he is just a grassroots person. But what he saw over time convinced him of the actual reality that fracking poisons and kills. Kudos to Fox for his work to open our eyes, despite the industry shills howling after him every stop he makes.
Andy: since we are all trying to be fair and balanced (yeah, right) I'm wondering why you didn't mention the "circus" that passes for the Democrat party. Or do you believe Benghazi, the IRS scandal, fast and furious and the Justice Dept. spying on the Associated Press are just a pack of lies dreamed up by Obama's opposition?
I suppose I should say that I thought his interview with Josh was great, but it IS frustrating to have the review of the film talk more about the banjo playing then about the validity of it while posting the review by the gas industry which has NO facts or science in it and actually has FALSE information. Matt did a great job in the interview and I encourage more of the same, but I guess I just expect that journalists would call out the lies spouted by the industry. Plus it would have made for a better blog. just saying.
Vic Furman, if anyone asks you for a good fracking joke, just say "Fracknation." That film is a joke. The only scientific community that isn't taking a hard look at the mounting evidence that fracking cannot be done safely, is the community practicing the science of industry spin. Don't get your information from the industry spin doctors, Vic.
One does have to like the circus that passes for the Republican party.
K man...look at some the really nasty things, even votes, against me, and not a word of correction from the editor guy. This is blog is the definition of an unbalanced spin zone
Josh Fox has been ousted for the many lies he told in a factual Documentary called Fracknation. Right from the very first scene josh was caught in untruths and theatrics, not journalisim. His credibility in the scientific community is at ZERO"
Gosh K, thanks for your wonderful contribution. Of course, censorship wasn't even close to the subject, but not surprising that you would miss it. Very difficult to see reality from high on that perch you place yourself while casting your self-righteous judgments.
As to your other point re: "... anyone and everyone with whom they disagree." Another blatant falsehood. Of course you will see my challenge of your lie as a "malicious personal attack". But such is the distorted, self-deluded liberal mind.
Georgia...if Obama does tell you, believe the opposite.
Some valid points made above, but I'd like to remind the commenters that this blog was written by the Film and Food Editor. The same one who did a good interview with Fox in this week's Independent. But I suppose since he did post the industry's toxic emissions, he opened himself up a little for this criticism!
As to this comment in the energy in depth review “To the knowledge of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff, there has been no verified instance of harm to groundwater caused by hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.”
Dave Neslin, former director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, April 2009 Umm... a tiny bit of research proves that there have been numerous instances of groundwater contamination. I think there have been at least 13 in the last 4 months. But don't take my word for it. Go to the COGCC website. Click database on the left hand side. Choose Inspection/Incident. when the form pops up choose spills/releases at the top and at the bottom change the number to 100. A list will pop up and you can see how many groundwater and surface water impacts have been recorded. They can keep using the same talking points but their own FACTS prove them as lies. I read the industries review before I saw the film and I'm a little miffed that the indy didn't do a THING to discount it. The least you could have done since you printed the whole review was to counter it with some truth.
I'd like Pres. Obama to tell me exactly which companies are "promoting best practices for safer (not safe, mind you) and more efficient production." He says it's a fact.
Thanks for the coverage of Gasland II, but this blog entry doesn't come across as balanced; your reporting is much shorter and more general - fewer stats, quotes, etc. - than the unedited propaganda that follows. Why not balance volume and data at least -- or better yet, take a side and document it with scientific evidence -- all of which could have been extracted from Gasland II. Follow the money. Who pays for the propaganda? Oil and gas! What do we expect them to say? Whatever they need to say to turn a profit.
Thanks for the excellent coverage of last night's event, and for the interesting textbook example of how the industry spins the story just enough to cast some doubt on the truths in Gasland and Gasland 2. If you look hard at the industry's story, it is not particularly fact-filled. If the industry had a strong case to make for the safety of drilling and fracking, they would not keep trotting out the same tired, deceptive talking points. Unfortunately for them, that's all they've got.
Gasland 2 did a decent job of explaining why the oil and gas industry is getting away with the deception and keeping regulators from doing what they will ultimately do, when the truth is just too loud and obvious to ignore any longer.
By the way, siggie, censorship is something enforced by the government. The Indy is a private, profitable business, not an arm of the government, and certainly is under no obligation to publish your vituperation. As a "conservative" you ought to know that. You ought to be defending their right to excise your blather from their privately-owned blogs. Instead you carp as if you are entitled to post anything you desire in the space you are not paying for.
siggie says, "...5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor." And they find nothing quite so funny as malicious personal attacks on anyone and everyone with whom they disagree.
Two graduates are investing all of their own money, and doing a fine job of raising more privately, to conduct a study and create a documentary, while you, TejonTech, do nothing but sit on the sidelines heckling them because you are so envious of their education.
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