The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Environment & Energy
Sun June 22, 2014
Survey: Public Distrusts Gas Industry And Anti-Fracking Film, 'Gasland'
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.
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.
Regulatory agencies ranked fifth in trustworthiness among the eight possible choices. They were followed by cooperative extensions and the natural gas industry.
The 2010 film, "Gasland," came in last place.