Thursday, January 28, 2010

A lucrative dirty secret

A percolating story, one mostly ignored by traditional media, is the environmental risk from oil and gas activities in British Columbia's northeast. We discussed it HERE and HERE at Northern Insights, with information from ProPublica, the independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Today, Chris Wood at straight.com provides Hydro-fracturing has a lucrative dirty secret. Wood demonstrates the active disinterest of BC Liberals who are blind to regulatory responsibilities. Despite escalating environmental impact, the provincial government has reduced inspection and oversight. They are also providing huge subsidies to the wealthy producers they should be overseeing.

Follow the link above and get the straight story.

A new ProPublica article discusses the frequency of toxic spills from gas well drilling on Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale.
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1 comment:

  1. Pro-Publica and alternative media are doing valuable work. If industry knowingly poisons our province, we need to know. Thanks for staying with this subject.

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