The industry knows Fracking is dangerous to drinking water, food crops, farmland, therefore, they try and buy government influence. There is no honest debate in this government.
Federal Fracking Panel Heavy With Industry Influence, Critics Charge
Tom Zeller, Jr. Huffingtonpost.com 6-9-11
The panel’s environmental representative is Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund, a New York-based nonprofit that focuses on environmental issues. Scott Anderson, EDF’s senior policy advisor for energy and spokesman on hydraulic fracturing is a member of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, which opposes extending the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to hydraulic fracturing. The commission website asserts that fracking “needs no further study." Anderson is a former executive vice president and general counsel for the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.