Engineering degree? Chemistry degree? Etc.
I always think there is an incredible amount of arrogance when these folks speak on matters they are not trained in. You never hear these guys refer to someone like this guy, http://www.ou.edu/engineering/peteng/dept/roegiers.html, a really well respected professor in rock mechanics. Why? Because they don’t need to. They don’t need any kind of training in engineering, much less the more specialized mechanics of rocks and hydraulic fracturing, because they are cool like that. It is an incredible disrespect of the science, and the accomplishment of the men and women who work in that area, to spout off that such science and engineering should be scrapped when, which might effect people’s livelihood, and availability of cheaper energy resources, when they don’t have a clue what they are talking about, mostly because they don’t know anything about the science. Like Rush says, they do it because it makes them feel good, not because it is accurate or truthful. “Look at me, I made an anti-fracking movie, I care about the Earth more than most people, what a saint I am.” Just saying, there is a lot of self-centeredness to their motivation.