Wow...what a biased piece of 'journalism'. Go ahead and bring up potential issues of the oil & gas fracking debate but there's a lot of good counter-argument as well that wasn't even mentioned. A few lame quotes don't count. This issue isn't as lop-sided as this article makes it out to be. No references to websites like energyindepth.org that state counter-arguments to these unfounded accusations. The energy industry is VERY regulated and this article makes it sounds like they do whatever they want - whenever they want. NOT TRUE at all. Do some research and don't read 'the news'. The media is so biased, this is proof of that.
@Mendi In what ways exactly is the fracking industry well regulated? What about the provision in the 2005 energy bill, dubbed “The Halliburton Loophole,” which effectively stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate the fracking process? Or the FRAC Act, introduced in 2009, which would close the loophole and restore the EPA’s authority that is STILL unresolved? Or the many cases of fracking operations that have contaminated ground water? Or that your beloved energyindepth.org is an INDUSTRY outlet, whose reports and findings may be more aligned with those in pursuit of drilling rather than seeking the truth. If you read their FAQs, they go out of their way to avoid explaining to any extent the make up of frack water, downplaying the chemicals used, many of which are proven to cause adverse health effects. If you have any real evidence in support of fracking being a safe process...from an independent source, I would love to read it.