Huffington Post: Robert Kennedy on Fracking, 10-21

October 21st, 2011 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Fracking, Front Page News, Water Committee


The Fracking Industry’s War On TheNew York Times — And The Truth

10/20/11, Robert Kennedy, President, Waterkeeper Alliance; Professor, Pace University

Superb investigative journalism by the New York Times has brought the paper under attack by the natural gas industry. That campaign of intimidation and obfuscation has been orchestrated by top shelf players like Exxon and Chesapeake aligned with the industry’s worst bottom feeders. This coalition has launched an impressive propaganda effort carried by slick PR firms, industry funded front groups and a predictable cabal of right wing industry toadies from cable TV and talk radio. In pitting itself against public disclosure and reasonable regulation, the natural gas industry is once again proving that it is its own worst enemy.

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