The Folly of Fracking

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It wasn't the idea of hydraulic fracturing that upset Anthony Ingraffea—it was the too-simple explanation the Columbia Gas Company representative gave him when asking to lease the land. Rather, it was his knowledge—based on a career studying fracking—that he hadn't been told the whole story that he found unsettling.Grist writes:

When fracking knocked on his front door that day, he knew it was also coming to his neighbors' doors, to his whole community around Ithaca. "I looked at my situation and said: Crap, I know a lot about what's going on here and I know that what's being told to the public is not the complete story. If I don't say something, I'm just like one of my bad examples." So, like a true professor, he made a PowerPoint lecture about it.

Read more about fracking:
Jargon Watch: Fracking
ProPublica on Fracking, the Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas
Fracking Is Finally Getting Some Attention and Regulation

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