Research

Fracking Researchers Under Pressure

When you study a politically charged subject, everyone thinks you’re an agent of the enemy

EPA, Jim Lo Scalzo, Landov

Antifracking protesters (above, in Pittsburgh) question studies that find the extraction process safe, just as oil-and-gas-industry representatives criticize scientists who find fracking dangerous.
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It started on a Texas farm called Hard Scrabble.

It was there that Robert B. Jackson, now a professor of environmental earth system science at Stanford University, encountered the gas boom to come. His father-in-law, the environmental writer John...

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