To the Editor,
The CNN recently printed a series of inaccuracies about fracking, first by its own reporter Eleanor Guerrero and then by Dr. David Lehnherr, who is affiliated with the Montana Conservation Voters, a group known for its tireless hostility to all beneficial uses of natural resources.
One big question is why the CNN is committed to misleading its readers about energy technologies, and about fracking in particular. Energy Jobs would bring prosperity to Carbon County, and not only our businesses but every liberal cause, ranging from historic preservation to open spaces to domestic violence prevention to promotion of the arts, would benefit from an improved economic climate.
So why is CNN so opposed that it cannot tell a straight story? Indeed, since CNN must prosper or fall with Carbon County, by failing to offer a balanced view of development the paper is, in effect, shooting itself in the pocket book. The logical conclusion to be drawn is that the CNN is just reflexively a part of the “lamestream” media that pushes the “poverty for all but the elites” agenda of the Left to the low information voter.
Here are a few real Fracking facts.
Fracking has been around for over 50 years
Fracking is done well below any water table (2,000 feet versus ~100 feet for water)
Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson admitted there are no provable cases of water contamination from fracking
Fracking chemicals are 99.5% water and 0.5% additives, and the additives are common chemicals found in household products