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Source: Progressive Radio Network

Political Analysis - 06/21/11

Posted: June 23, 2011
Originally Published: June 21, 2011

Solar Times editor Sandy LeonVest talks with activist and organizer Adrienne Esposito about hydraulic fracturing (aka "hydrofracking"). Esposito, who serves as Executive Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, talks about the fossil fuel industry's current and past lobbying efforts on behalf of this environmentally destructive, water-contaminating and health-destroying method of extracting natural gas and/or oil from deep underground. They also talk about the role of Halliburton and vice-president Dick Cheney in forming the "Energy Task Force," which managed to get hydrofracking exempted from federal environmental regulations, under the George W. Bush administration, and how the administration purposefully tampered with environmental science to shield hydraulic fracturing from the regulatory process.

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