09 Nov '11, 7pm

Are Anti-Fracking Activists Really An Insurgency? Natural Gas Industry Insider Suggests So

The latest weird, in not entirely unexpected, twist in the hugely contentious debate about expanding fracking in Pennsylvania and New York: According to tapes obtained by CNBC , recorded by a member of Earthworks, one natural gas industry insider promoting fracking in the Marcellus and Utica Shale suggested that anti-fracking activists constitute an "insurgency", with another one proposing hiring former military psy ops personnel to combat it. Range Resources communication director Matt Pitzarella said, at an industry conference in Houston: We have several former psy ops folks that work for us at Range because they're very comfortable in dealing with localized issues and local governments. Really all they do is send most of their time helping folks developing local ordinances and things like that. But very much having that understanding of psy ops in the Army and the Middl...

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