Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NY Post: It's a Ga$! New Study Fuels Fracking Backing

Article can be found HERE:

Investment and production on Pennsylvania’s side of the Marcellus Shale natural-gas field is growing faster than expected, boosting efforts to begin drilling in New York."ALBANY -- Gov. Cuomo is hailing a new Pennsylvania study showing that the huge Marcellus Shale natural-gas field on the New York border could supply 25 percent of the nation's gas needs and create hundreds of thousands of jobs."

"Assuming it can be done safely and is properly regulated, the economic reports from Pennsylvania show the potential financial and economic rewards from developing this industry"

When you focus on just the economics you are showing a bias whether intentional or not. Why do none of these articles have insight into the environmental problems associated with fracking? Why does the NY Post neglect to inform their readers that the "hundreds of thousands of jobs" created by fracking will only exist for 20-30 years? Because it will begin to dissuade people from the process of hydraulic fracturing and it is clearly not in their agenda to do so. In order to be a fair and reputable news organ you MUST represents all sides of an argument. This does not seem to be the case here. 

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