Journalism & Media

"A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More"

Oil and gas executives have long claimed that there is no case in which hydraulic fracturing has contaminated a drinking water aquifer. But such a case exists. And one of the biggest bars to enumerating suspected additional cases is the oil and gas industry's refusal to allow disclosure of them -- a condition of court settlements with landowners.

Source: NY Times, 08/04/2011

Michigan's Environmental Beat: "Eroding Coverage"

The number of environmental reporters at newspapers and other mainstream media has been decreasing rapidly in recent years, in Michigan and elsewhere. One result is a public that is less informed about the basic facts needed to understand the government and business policy choices that affect their lives. Now new alternatives -- including student journalism -- are starting to fill the gap.

Source: Dome, 07/19/2011
August 16, 2011 to August 19, 2011

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Defiant Murdoch E-Tab To Judge: Nuts To Pulling BP Deposition

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan of the Eastern District of Louisiana ordered iPad-only publication The Daily to remove the deposition, by former BP CEO Tony Hayward in the Gulf oil spill lawsuit, because it had not been published with her permission.

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Environmental Health Perspectives

EHP is a world-renowned, peer-reviewed research journal with a news section. It's published monthly by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, with select translations for subscribers in China, Brazil, Mexico and Chile.


"American Climate Skeptic Soon Funded By Oil, Coal Firms"

"Willie Soon, a U.S. climate change skeptic who has also discounted the health risks of mercury emissions from coal, has received more than $1 million in funding in recent years from large energy companies and an oil industry group, according to Greenpeace."

Source: Reuters, 06/29/2011


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