New at Reason: John Stossel on the Facts About Fracking

The Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland takes aim at hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that uses pressurized chemicals to blow up rocks in order to get natural gas out of the ground. As John Stossel reports, both the film and its critics in the energy industry are offering a selective version of the facts. We should be skeptical about all of them, Stossel writes: lefty moviemakers who smear companies, companies with economic interests at stake, and the regulators, who are often cozy with industry and lack essential knowledge.


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