26 Jul '11, 6am

Chesapeake "Declaration of Energy Independence": NAT GAS Act Embodied

“This is a prime example of industry in cahoots with government for personal gain to a few,” says Maura Stephens , a co-founder of the Coalition to Protect New York , which is currently fighting for a statewide ban on fracking. “By crafting this ‘NAT GAS’ Act –- also known as the ‘Pickens Plan ,’ Pickens and his allies are manufacturing a ‘need’ where there was none. They stand to gain billions at a time when the dangers to water, air, soil, food supplies, and people’s health of ‘fracking’ for ‘natural’ gas are being exposed daily. It would be imprudent, at best, to push for such a practice to become even more widespread. But Pickens seems to have Congress wrapped around his little finger and the media don’t question him.”

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/chesapeake-declaration-energy-i...

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