There is a lot of hype around Australia about frakking, despite it’s common use since 1947, so much of it is just ideology, and avoiding real science. Now, Australia has recently been the site of an immense gas and oil discovery and, on cue, the usual suspects will decry any development of this while jetting around the country ‘crying wolf’ about the disasters to the climate.
Explosions, poisons, pollution, cancer, and global warming all considered
Gasland Part II, the sequel to director/activist Josh Fox’s earlier anti-fracking docudrama Gasland, will run on HBO next Monday. It appears to have rounded up the usual corporate villains and appealing victims of profit-hungry capitalist skullduggery, rather than telling the more substantial story: that fracking combined with horizontal drilling has unleashed a bonanza of cheap natural gas.
Fracking involves injecting pressurized water combined with sand and small amounts…
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