Category Archives: Frac-ing Truths

gas ban

Irrational Taboos Keeps Us In Dark

Herald Sun, as reported by Terry McCann. We’ve seen such things before — irrational taboos on everything from fish and pigs to uranium and genetically modified crops. The Nuer people of Sudan and Bena Bena of Papua New Guinea, for instance, would go hungry rather than eat chickens or eggs. Tasmanian Aborigines starved rather than catch scaled fish, a taboo brought in some 4000 years ago and not shared by… Read Article →

Get-Up Fake News

As reported by APPEA below: “Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “post-truth” as its 2016 international word of the year. It defines post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” PRRT is a profits-based tax – a project only faces a PRRT liability once it has turned a profit. When oil and gas projects are… Read Article →

energy

Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas?

Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas? This myth is largely attributable to a falsehood knowingly presented in the move ‘Gasland’, where a Colorado man sets fire to the gas-water mix coming out of his kitchen tap. Colorado officials have confirmed that the man’s water bore was itself drilled into a naturally occurring pocket of natural gas (a fact that was known to, but not disclosed by, the… Read Article →