Praise for a New York Times article on natural gas fracking (Or, How property rights help mitigate potential environmental harms)

Michael Giberson I’m writing in praise of a New York Times article on natural gas fracking. Yes, really! Even more surprising, I’m writing in praise of a New York Times on fracking written by Ian Urbina. Yes, really! What is this marvel, you ask? I answer, “Rush to Drill for Natural Gas Creates Conflicts With Mortgages.” What is so … More Praise for a New York Times article on natural gas fracking (Or, How property rights help mitigate potential environmental harms)

Advisory committee’s fracking report spurs outpouring of spin

Michael Giberson Even before the natural gas subcommittee to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board released it’s “Ninety Day Report” on hydraulic fracking today, anti-fracking groups shifted their spin operations into high gear. On Monday, a letter to President Obama sponsored by 68 groups called on him to “employ any legal means to put a … More Advisory committee’s fracking report spurs outpouring of spin

More internal review of the NYT shale gas skepticism articles, more dishonest journalism discovered

Michael Giberson While I was vacationing in New Mexico and Arizona, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane continued his analysis of the pair of late June articles in the newspaper that suggested widespread insider skepticism over the size and significance of recent shale gas developments. A June 26 story suggested the presence of significant … More More internal review of the NYT shale gas skepticism articles, more dishonest journalism discovered

The energy industry insiders that didn’t bark

Michael Giberson Dozens of energy industry insiders have gone missing in recent weeks, in what must be the largest unreported crime wave ever. Or possibly the energy insiders have been silenced by a vast powerful and secret industry cabal, which has compromising photos of the insiders or something like that, which would also be a … More The energy industry insiders that didn’t bark

NYT editor on shale gas skeptic article: we should have done better

Michael Giberson As mentioned here a few weeks ago, links below, the pair of New York Times articles giving voice to shale gas skeptics were badly done. (I called them no more than “an impressive collection of shale skeptic sound bites.”) I was far from the only critic, and the paper itself received a lot … More NYT editor on shale gas skeptic article: we should have done better

In search of reports that confirm or support the New York Times stories on shale gas skepticism

Michael Giberson After following the reactions to the New York Times stories on shale gas skepticism for a day or two, I began to get tired of all of the complaints (“pretty poor quality,” “sensationalistic … false,” “poorly done piece of work,” “mislead its readers,” “approaching yellow journalism“) and so started searching for supportive reactions, … More In search of reports that confirm or support the New York Times stories on shale gas skepticism

John Hanger reports the shale gas news too good to print in the New York Times

Michael Giberson John Hanger is former head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, among other public positions. He was founding president of the group Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) which carefully tracked energy and environmental issues in the state. Hanger knows a few things about … More John Hanger reports the shale gas news too good to print in the New York Times

Additional reactions to the New York Times articles documenting shale gas skepticism; More on fracking

Michael Giberson As a follow-on to my post on the recent New York Times articles on shale gas skepticism, here’s a collection of other reactions: The most thoughtful response appears to come from Michael Levi at the Council on Foreign Relations, Is Shale Gas a Ponzi Scheme?: “The New York Times’ war on shale gas … More Additional reactions to the New York Times articles documenting shale gas skepticism; More on fracking