15 Aug '11, 1am

Fracking Advisory Group Riddled With Financial Ties To Gas Industry | Care2 Causes

Fracking Advisory Group Riddled With Financial Ties To Gas Industry | Care2 Causes

Last Wednesday, over 20 scientists from universities and institutions in 13 states wrote a letter of concern to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu over what they called a “lack of impartiality” represented by members of the his recently formed advisory subcommitee on hydraulic fracturing and natural gas. According to the letter, six of the seven members of the Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board have current financial ties to the natural gas industry, including chairman John Deutch, Stephen Holditch, Kathleen McGinty, Susan Tierney, Daniel Yergin and Mark Zoback. “These conflicts of interest make it appear that the subcommittee is designed to serve industry at taxpayer expense rather than serving President Obama and the public with credible advice,” reads the letter. Officially assembled in May 2011, the group was charged with addressing reports ...

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