Daily Maverick- March 19, 2012 by Ivo Vegter
The myths and lies peddled by environmentalists opposed to shale gas drilling are remarkably persistent. As South Africa prepares to issue exploration permits, the comedy of errors that made its debut in the filmGasland, and was repeated this month in Rolling Stone, deserves an encore.
It may be frustrating to revisit points settled ages ago, but the consequence is that well-established facts don’t get as much media play as they ought to, and allows environmentalists to claim that the only reason surveys find that the public is overwhelmingly in favour of shale gas development is because they don’t know the facts.
Read the rest of this insightful, fact filled article at http://dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2012-03-12-rolling-stone-reprises-gaslands-fracking-fantasies