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Begin responsible reportage on shale-gas drilling

    1. George Sapio
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      George Sapio

      Ithaca, NY

Fracking is the most dangerous threat to the future of the environment. Already in mre than 30 states across the United States, in Europe, and throughout the world, fracking injects millions of gallons of highly toxic fluids deep into the earth. This fluids contains carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and pollutants that escape the well and leak into nearby aquifers, killing plant and animal life and rendering the environment completely poisonous. NPR has not been reporting this situation accurately, instead broadcasting the propaganda of the gas industries and disregarding the serious health threat posed to everyone across the world. Unless NPR begins responsible and accurate reportage on this issue, I will stop listening and supporting it and encourage my friends to do the same. 

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    • Hilary Lambert ITHACA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Over the past year or more I have heard numerous infomercials for natural gas drilling and fracking on NPR, masquerading as objective journalism. This unbalanced pro-industry stance is so out of character for the historically rigorous NPR that I am wondering if gas industry donations and Congressional pressure on NPR's budget have forced this distorted and one-sided coverage. Pretty sad to be reduced to such speculations!

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    • Ruth Young HORSEHEADS, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Over the past year I have been shocked to hear numerous NPR advomercials for natural gas and fracking, presented as journalism. This is so out of character for the usually-balanced NPR that I have to assume that gas industry donations and pressure on NPR's budget from Congress have had a corrupting effect. Pretty sad for me to be reduced to such dire speculations.

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    • Jack Ossont HIMROD, NY, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Water is vital to life, not the extraction of gas that benefits fossil fuel giant corporations and is non-sustainable. Please get back to your first mission NPR: reporting the news in depth!

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    • Ruth Young HORSEHEADS, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      The economics of setting up infrastructure for methane makes no sense when it will not work for non-carbon fuels. This is not a bridge fuel to anywhere. We need energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy now...tied to the Hydrogen economy. Let's take one mighty leap out of the fossil fuel era and be done with it. Fossils are fossils. They're dead.

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