Hydraulic fracturing, a technique for reaching natural gas deep in rock, is making big news as the practice is becoming more prevalent on the eastern half of this continent. In the west, some people claim that it’s too late for them. Action should be taken quickly out here to protect water supplies.
Robin Young of Here and Now spoke with Josh Fox, the maker of “Gasland,” a new documentary that’s starting to show on HBO. Fox says regulations loosened up during the Bush Administration. Remember those secret energy policy meetings called by Dick Cheney? At your service.