Submitted by scharrison on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 7:28pm
Had a conversation with a progressive friend recently, and when the subject of fracking came up (it's inevitable, if you talk to me for more than thirty seconds) , he hit me with the question, "What's the deal with NPR?" I spent an inordinate amount of time babbling about the subversion of CPB and the loss of private donations via the recession, but while my mouth was churning along, a voice in my head was barking, "Stop trying to defend them!" So I will.
NPR's association with ANGA (American Natural Gas Alliance), for whatever reason, is simply wrong. It amounts to the network giving tacit approval to industry lies and propaganda, which could be used as a tool to endanger people across the country. If you feel as I do, make your voice heard. Here's some reasons why:
Rucho said the taxpayer-funded trip includes Republicans and Democrats. The North Carolina delegation is expected to depart North Carolina at 1 p.m. Wednesday and attend meetings at the Downtown Marriot in Little Rock. The group will visit the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday and then travel Friday to Southwestern Energy’s operations in Conway.
Their host company is being sued for contaminating people's water in Pennsylvania. That company, of course, advised NC's fracking commission.
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