If Natural Gas the Issue and Science Fails, Bring...
Uni Blake Environmental Consultant – Toxicologist Master’s Degree in Environmental Toxicology – American University While the general public may find anecdotal evidence highly compelling, most scientists are suspicious of data that rests on anecdotes. The idea research can be based solely on pooling more than one anecdote to create data is problematic – more than one anecdote is just more...
EPA’s Dimock Distraction: Ignoring Pollution While...
John Communications Director EID takes a closer look at e-mails released by the EPA in association with a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Scranton Times Tribune. The correspondence shows a federal agency arriving at one conclusion based on data, but taken down another road due to other factors. A recent Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Scranton...
Bloomberg News Follows the Wrong Fork in the Road
John Communications Director Bloomberg News takes the low road through small-town Pennsylvania by siding with the plaintiffs in a natural gas lawsuit, making major factual errors and choosing sensation over substance at almost every turn. Like a lot of small communities, the village of Franklin Forks in northeastern Pennsylvania can be pretty confusing to outsiders, especially if they’re just...
For his Next Escape: Matt Damon’s troubled...
Editors note: This op-ed originally appeared in the New York Post Phelim McAleer Filmmaker Matt Damon and John Krasinski ran into a big problem while making their film “Promised Land”; how they solved it tells us a lot about Hollywood. Some time ago, the two actors decided to make a movie about fracking — a method of getting once-inaccessible oil and gas out of the ground that has become the...