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Monday, April 2, 2012

Two Separate Energy in Depth Columns Continue to Tear Apart Activists

Activist vs. industry tug of war continues
Energy in Depth (EID) is still very effectively breaking down the arguments of activists who are fighting the energy companies.

First of all, it's only fair to note again what EID is, from their website:
Launched by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) in 2009, Energy In Depth (EID) is a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsibly developing America’s onshore energy resource base – especially abundant sources of oil and natural gas from shale and other “tight” reservoirs across the country. It’s an effort that benefits directly from the support, guidance and technical insight of a broad segment of America’s oil and natural gas industry, led in Washington by IPAA, but directed on the ground by our many affiliates — and IPAA’s more than 6,000 members — in the states.
Obviously, they are going to be biased because they are representing the energy industry.  And there are those that raise legitimate questions about how much anything EID says can be trusted.

So with that said, here are two new EID columns attacking the arguments of activists opposing the oil and gas industry.

The first points out a reporter who is writing negative articles about fracking and the oil and gas industry while also suing the industry.  Seems like a bit of a conflict of interest, no?

The second looks at Deborah Rogers, who is something of an icon in the anti-fracking community, and analyzes the claims she makes as she goes around to different areas and speaks as an expert on the oil and gas industry.  EID doesn't exactly classify her as an expert, and it's not the first time - in fact, not even the first time in the past month - they've gone after her.

And so, the fight continues...


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