More anti-gas health claims have emerged this summer – but for those watching the industry over the past five years, they have a very familiar ring. The latest claims are published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies.
Natural gas extraction – including fracking – poses no threat to human health and the environment, despite the claims of ‘Chicken Little alarmists’, argues Steve Wright.
In the sleight-of-hand movie ‘Gasland’, Josh Fox warned of the “industrial wasteland” which would be created by fracking in Pennsylvania. The Aussie anti-hero ‘Frackman’ followed the Fox formula, but really jumped the shark by predicting fracking would “destroy the world”.
Almost a decade since the first activism, and the fly-in celebrity protests in Dimock, Pennsylvania, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief: the world has not been destroyed, nor has pretty countryside been turned to ‘wasteland’ in Queensland or Pennsylvania.