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.
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.
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.