Skip to comments.New York Education Department Bars a Knowledgeable Employee From Talking About Gas Drilling
Posted on 04/05/2011 7:59:58 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
Recently I highlighted the thoughts of Taury Smith, New York state's official geologist and self described liberal democrat. In an article posted at the Times Union Mr. Smith argued that the "spin was on" with regard to hydraulic fracturing. He argued that years of research did not support the rhetoric being presented by the opponents of "hydrofracking." That the cited problems are exaggerated and overblown. That true environmentalists should be in strong support of the increased use of natural gas as it is overall much better for the environment than coal and oil.
He of course committed the cardinal sin of liberalism and thought for himself. Predictably this has put him in some hot water with environmentalists. The course of action is not to debate the facts, but instead smear the messenger. Within four days of the original article voices of opposition have their say.
"Smith is clearly in the pocket of the gas industry and has spread the view in muliple email letters. It doesn't take a rocket scientist; I am aware that when somebody is getting money from an industry it does sway opinion." (This is an outright lie. Mr. Smith is an unpaid consultant, but facts aren't the point.)
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...
I watched the documentary “Gasland” on HBO. As someone who works in the oil and gas industry, all I could think was what a load of crap. The guy who made it makes Michael Moore look like a novice when it comes to telling lies.
Expanded for clarity.
Who was it who said, “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.”
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