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A fairly reasonable and balanced treatment with voices from both sides. It's not comprehensive in its treatment of the technology but the anti-fracking crowd is not given free rein to spout their propaganda, either.

I think it's worth the click and the video time. I watched it as it was presented on the program this morning and was initially skeptical on how fair and objective it would be. I was pleasantly surprised.

1 posted on 12/30/2012 9:33:26 AM PST by T-Bird45
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If you crack a piece off you can actually smell the gas inside.

huh ?
2 posted on 12/30/2012 9:39:10 AM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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I agree. The coverage was so far and balanced that for a minute I thought this was FOX News rather than one of the alphabet networks.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 9:49:16 AM PST by wmileo
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I’ll review it.


8 posted on 12/30/2012 9:51:42 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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What if I told you that we have a new source of fuel? It's cheap, it burns cleaner than coal, it's found right here in America, and there's enough of it for the next hundred years.

I'd say the government is licking it's chops to regulate it and tax it into oblivion.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 9:59:03 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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Fossil fuels are racist and benefit the rich only...therefore they should remain underground and buried....only non American companies and countries should mine and use it./s


11 posted on 12/30/2012 10:03:20 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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I’m in the industry, and I agree that it’s a fairly reasonable and balanced presentation, though a bit lightweight.

The only real environmental issue is the water demand, and the industry is addressing that issue.

However, there are some watermelons who intentionally use blatantly deceptive propaganda to ban fraccing entirely. The presenter avoids calling them out in his conclusion. But, he’s right that fraccing is here to stay.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 10:09:31 AM PST by Skepolitic
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While the piece was as balanced as I have seen from CBS in a long time, the bird woman (married to the Cornell Professor) is so stereotypical of the anti-anything-anytime-anywhere crowd. I doubt if that woman ever had a pleasant thought in her entire life and she and her fellow Marxists, hiding behind the environmental movement, will not be satisfied until all our lives are as miserable as hers.

The “test well water before and after drilling” should have been plain to Captain Obvious and only a retard would drill without such prior testing.

Also in reading the comments it is quite obvious who the average SeeBS viewer tends to be.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 10:21:47 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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Unless CBS explained where these "anti-fracking" groups get their money, connections, and legal resources, it is in no way a balanced presentation. For example, consider that the Natural Resources Defense Council is major a source of opposition to fracking. Yet the NRDC is funded largely by major stockholders in competing sources of energy, nearly controlling the entire energy market in California and exerting major influence in all 50 States. Now realize that Mary Nichols, long an NRDC lawyer, is being considered to replace Lisa Jackson at EPA.
17 posted on 12/30/2012 12:01:05 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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What causes anti-fracking, lib heads to explode is not the supposed “dangers” of fracking, but the fact that there is a gigantic supply of new energy that can be accessed. They thought they had suppressed all efforts to extract new energy and we had reached “peak” oil. They thought the public had bought in to their scam about wind and solar energy replacing oil and gas as energy sources. They found out they were wrong and are desperate to stop new efforts like fracking. And if they have to lie to the public to do so, they’re more than willing.


19 posted on 12/30/2012 12:08:15 PM PST by driftless2
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NY Times, CBS...suddenly pro-fossil fuel and not doomsday fracking, Big Oil blah blah. Is Obama so desperate for economic growth now that he is sending out new marching orders to the troops? The Libs are going to be so confused.
22 posted on 12/30/2012 1:29:40 PM PST by GWynand
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. “If you crack a piece off you can actually smell the gas inside.”

Natural gas has no odor. Sour gas sometimes does and is likely to kill you


40 posted on 12/31/2012 8:21:51 PM PST by Figment
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