Greg Palast: US Drops Plan For Extensive Review Of Fracking

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad

on Mar 22, 2012

More controversy this week surrounding the practice of fracking. The US Department of Agriculture has dropped the plan to require an extensive environmental review before handing mortgages to people that plan to use the land for oil and gas drilling. This has outraged opponents of hydraulic fracturing, who say it eases up rules on the drilling method. To talk more about this Greg Palast, an author and investigative journalist, joins RT’s Liz Wahl.

Fracking plan for America


on Mar 22, 2012

The US Department has just loosened the rule for those taking mortgages for using the land for gas and oil drilling. This has outraged opponents of the hydraulic fracturing, who believe the practice comes with extremely harmful health and environmental risks. RT’s Kristine Frazao talks about yet another debate over energy rages in America.

Fracking threatens lives of Americans


Greg Palast is the author of Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores.

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