Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Fracktivist Approach: Loosely Comparing Fracking to Rape

From EcoWatch:
When Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives science and Technology committee, said that “legitimate rape” doesn’t cause pregnancy, jaws dropped across the nation. As follow-up statements by scientists and physicians made clear, the Congressman was bending the truth to fit his political viewpoint.  In fact, his assertions about female biology were at odds with the laws of nature themselves.
Magical thinking and a refusal to listen to science are not confined to the topic of birth control.  They also infect the public discussion on hydraulic fracturing.  Many renowned scientists, including Drs. Ron BishopRobert HowarthAnthony Ingraffea andSandra Steingraber, have brought forth evidence showing that fracking can contaminate water and air, raises public health risk, and is at least as bad, and may be worse, for the Earth’s climate than coal. They show us that real science comes to the conclusions that the data presents.
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