Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

What The Frack? T. Boone Pickens Defends Fracking

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Leave it to The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart to get some controversial comments out of his guests. In an interview with T. Boone Pickens last week, Stewart discussed the “Pickens Plan” with the former oil man and his ideas to end U.S. dependency on OPEC oil by switching to domestic resources. No surprise there, as Pickens has been campaigning his cause for a while. But when the conversation landed on natural gas, Pickens dropped a bomb.

In asking Pickens why the U.S. was behind other countries in terms of natural gas usage, Stewart brought up safety issues during fracking as one of the possible reasons why. Pickens responded by all but denying that those safety issues even exist, saying, “I have never seen that happen… I’ve been here. I have fracked 3,000 wells in my life… I’ve never seen anything damaged.”

Certainly campaigners on the other side of the natural gas argument, like Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox, would disagree. Fox is the director of the recent documentary Gasland, which examines the effects of fracking on the environment and local inhabitants. Ruffalo held his own panel on the subject, saying that “the gas and oil industry has a strangle hold on us.”

Granted, Pickens didn’t deny fracking damage outright: he seemed careful to say that he had never seen it himself, and didn’t argue further when Stewart responded that some might disagree with him. But it’s still a bold statement, considering the evidence to the contrary!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
T. Boone Pickens
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

WHY ARE WE SO CONFUSED?

The desire to be consistent morally results in an illogical rationalization of this nonsensical belief that it’s okay to eat the animals we claim to love.

Part 2: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Compared to the modern world, it was much harder to be vegan in Ma‘arrī’s time and place due to the religious and social pressures.

Part 1: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

If the Syrian author of that poem could go vegan, anyone in our era can buck far milder social pressures and go vegan.