This week’s program focuses on the hazards of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), federal officials’ attempts to downplay some of those hazards, and EPA efforts to censor reports showing the problems of fracking.
US EPA officials denied last year that groundwater contamination in Dimock, Pennsylvania was due to fracking, although EPA’s own scientists knew that fracking was the culprit. And, whistleblowers say, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used a false name in internal correspondence about the Dimock situation. Steve Horn, writer for www.desmogblog.com, discusses these stories.
Then Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute speaks about his new book “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.” Heinberg explains the hazards to water and air from fracking.
Think fracking is okay? Think again! Tune in for what you are not being told…