Healthy Babies and Holiday Cheer

A recent study conducted by economists from Princeton, University of Chicago and UCLA, sounded really scary in the press release and even came with this inflammatory picture of a baby’s head encircled in smoke. Yet, the study actually contradicts the PR headline, admitting the sampled population would be expected to have similar health impacts in the absence of fracking. That doesn’t seem to meet normal standards for subjective academic analysis.

Al Jazeera Criticizes Oklahoma Companies for Investing in Kids

AJ+ media targeted a campaign to teach Oklahoma school kids about oil and natural gas. The misleading story suggests industry-funded educational materials are unacceptable and crowd out education on climate change. Yet the attempted take down backfires by showing just how much the industry supports teachers and kids at a time of constrained school budgets.

Tapped out: science shuts down an anti-fracking myth about drinking water

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Two days after Donald Trump’s election victory, environmental regulators in Wyoming debunked one of the biggest claims of anti-oil and gas activists: That hydraulic fracturing – also known as fracking – contaminated drinking water in Pavillion, Wyoming, a small town of roughly 240 people. 

Paid Protesters on Tour

Keep It In The Ground protesterUsing every avenue available to protest fossil fuel development, national environmental groups are now organizing protests of routine oil and natural gas lease auctions held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


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