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A 'War on Shale Gas'?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since late 2009, there's been a slowly-growing wave of attacks from the unconventional oil and gas industry on media outlets that cover the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other shale gas practices.

Shale Gas Bubble: Insiders Suggest Fracking Boom Is a Bust

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The New York Times and now Bloomberg have both exposed the fact that the economics of risky and expensive unconventional gas recovery simply don't match up with industry geologists' claims of a "nearly limitless" supply.

Gas Industry Front Group Called Out By RFK Jr. Keeps Spinning Truth

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has a long history of resisting public accountability and protective standards, and generally avoiding tough questions about its practices and attacking its critics.

News Coverage Vs. PR: Is Fracking a Panacea or a Ponzi Scheme?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

How to separate fact from fiction in evaluating fracking, the new and burgeoning next phase fossil fuel proffered by the gas and oil industry?

Facing Scrutiny, the Oil and Gas Industry Yet Again Resorts to Ad Hominem Attacks and Tantrums

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

The energy industry is out for blood once again. Over a decade ago, it went after POGO for revealing that the largest oil companies were underpaying royalties to the government. And now it appears they've found a new target.

Eliot Spitzer's Prostitution Ring Story Kept New York Times Metro Desk Working Late

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York times has just broken the news of Eliot Spitzer's involvement in the prostitution ring Emperors Club VIP. The New York Observer reports ...