Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today that it has been awarded a 3-year, $6-million grant for its work to minimize the environmental impacts of natural gas operations through hydraulic fracturing. The funding will support EDF’s strategy of securing strong rules and developing industry best practices in the 14 states with 85 percent of the country’s unconventional gas reserves. The grant was awarded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a recognized leader in global environmental efforts.Read the entire press release here.
Fracktivists quickly responded to say that they won't stand for the EDF selling out to frackers.
Read the angry activist's article here.
This is another reminder that the debate over fracking for many doesn't entirely hinge on the safety of the practice. Many activists want it to stop because they hate fossil fuels, and they will latch onto any piece of information available that may turn public opinion against fracking in order to advance that cause.
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