Last week John Stossel dedicated his program to the energy issue and specifically the natural gas boom, much of which has opened up exploration of the massive Marcellus Shale deposits in Pennsylvania. Environmental groups and a filmmaker — Josh Fox, who directed the Oscar-nominated “Gasland” — have raised false claims about alleged dangers of hydrofracturing (“fracking”) of underground rock by exploration companies to access the gas. But when Stossel invited them on his show to discuss their allegations, they refused.
Instead, Commonwealth Foundation president Matthew Brouillette and former PA Department of Environmental Protection head John Hanger (who founded the largest state environmental group, PennFuture) appeared with Stossel. Given Hanger’s views that gas fracking is largely safe and his enviro-cred, the alarmist Greens’ fraudulent claims were seriously discredited.
You can view the segment at CF’s blog.
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