Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Fracking Mischaracterization

ProPublica is defending their reporting about the issues of natural gas extraction.

by Paul Steiger, ProPublica - December 24, 2009 12:13 pm EST

The headline on Tuesday’s editorial [1]in Investor’s Business Daily – “Get the Frackin’ Gas” – is both clever and on the mark. The publication gets into trouble, however, when the body of its editorial veers into mischaracterizing ProPublica’s reporting on the environmental risks that need to be dealt with to produce the huge amounts of natural gas available underground in the United States.

Our reporters, led by Abrahm Lustgarten [2], have researched and written more than 50 stories [3] on the subject over the past 18 months and are as expert on the topic as anyone in America. More>>>