Gasland http://wesa.fm en Survey: Public Distrusts Gas Industry And Anti-Fracking Film, 'Gasland' http://wesa.fm/post/survey-public-distrusts-gas-industry-and-anti-fracking-film-gasland <p>A new study shows the public views both the natural gas industry and the anti-fracking film, "Gasland," as among the least trustworthy sources of information when it comes to hydraulic fracturing.<br /><br />According to a paper published last month in Energy Research and Social Science, people are more likely to trust information from university professors, environmental groups, newspapers, and landowner groups.<br /><br />Regulatory agencies ranked fifth in trustworthiness among the eight possible choices. They were followed by cooperative extensions and the natural gas industry. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:48:27 +0000 Marie Cusick | StateImpact PA 31376 at http://wesa.fm Survey: Public Distrusts Gas Industry And Anti-Fracking Film, 'Gasland' Leaked EPA Fracking Report Reports Leaks http://wesa.fm/post/leaked-epa-fracking-report-reports-leaks <p>A PowerPoint presentation leaked to reporters at the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-epa-dimock-20130728,0,4847442.story">LA Times</a> and other news agencies implies that methane from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, did contaminate wells in Dimock, PA.&nbsp; The report comes from a regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency. Many believe the information was not disclosed as a result of pressure from lobbyists and political figures at the national level.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the PowerPoint, the regional mid-Atlantic office of the EPA did not agree with the national decision to close the investigation in Dimock. Susan Phillips, Energy Reporter for StateImpact PA and <a href="http://tomwilber.blogspot.com/2013/03/pa-dep-considers-fracking-in-dimock.html">shale gas reporter and author, Tom Wilber</a> explained the difficult nature of regulating fracking and natural gas.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14076 at http://wesa.fm Leaked EPA Fracking Report Reports Leaks Fracking Reporter Tom Wilber Screens Gasland II http://wesa.fm/post/fracking-reporter-tom-wilber-screens-gasland-ii <p></p><p>Journalist <a href="http://tomwilber.blogspot.com/">Tom Wilber</a> has been reporting on hydraulic fracturing since 2008. He’s been our guest in the past to discuss the issue and help us sort fact from fiction when documentaries on the topic come out. He recently attended a screening of Gasland II, in his hometown of Binghamton, New York.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:50:54 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11731 at http://wesa.fm Fracking Reporter Tom Wilber Screens Gasland II