Fracking has been banned around the world, in part based on media sensationalism rather than facts.
A 2012 report discovered by Energy in Depth reveals how anti-fracking groups disguise themselves as legitimate, unbiased researchers who then use the media and celebrities to focus negative attention on fracking.
Watch as I share a few examples of how these groups present themselves versus who’s really behind them, and why it’s so important to look beyond the sensationalized media headlines.
The media is in the business of selling headlines which is why there’s not a whole lot of evidence behind their sensationalism when it comes to fracking.
Until there is, we have no reason to believe it’s as dangerous as environmental crazies would like us to believe.
Meanwhile, the lower emissions that come from using natural gas rather than coal actually results in increased health benefits.
After all, just like the media, they’ve got a business to run.