Gas industry’s version of Gasland: Truthland

Posted by Christine, June 13, 2012

Chip Northrup refutes the industry’s spin version.

Another anti-Gasland bit of fracking propaganda from the gas industry

This time served up as quixotic search for truth (read: fracking spin) featuring a folksy narrator in a slick infomercial.

“Truthland” was paid for and produced by Energy In Depth, a gas industry front group

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Energy_in_Depth

http://www.scribd.com/doc/78149419/Energy-in-Depth-Tom-Shepstone

These shale shills give presentations on how to spin the media and make fracking mockumentaries

http://www.scribd.com/doc/78189224/Energy-in-Depth-Frack-Talk

Including how to attack grass roots activists  covertly

http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7153:fracking-and-psychological-operations-empire-comes-home

And these fracking shills seemed obsessed with Gasland – a documentary . . .

So they have concocted yet another fracking informercial

This one done  entirely via interviews – all with  fracking apologists, camp followers and shale gas roulette winners:

 

John Hanger, former Pa. DEP commissioner, oversaw some of the worst environmental disasters from fracking in the US.

He seems a bit uncomfortable mouthing the usual regulatory platitudes.

He repeats the Big Fracking Deception: “No instance of water pollution from fracking”

When that is not true, and a bit of a dodge.

http://blog.shaleshockmedia.org/2012/05/23/gas-wells-dont-leak-cigarettes-dont-kill/

He says that shale gas drilling is “cleaner” that oil well drilling – meaning a vertical oil well drilling on land ?  Nope. Not so.

The narrator says she has not had shale wells put on her property – yet.

Based on the location of her farm,  in Susquehanna County, Pa. a dry gas well would not be economic at this time.

But it would likely mobilize methane that will migrate into her groundwater and her neighbor’s groundwater:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/65577477/How-Gas-Wells-Leak

Read the rest of his list of corporate mouthpieces and apologists on his blog.

 

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