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L.A. Times continues to keep pro-fracking news from public

The Los Angeles Times has somehow managed to write dozens of stories about hydraulic fracturing — the newly efficient methof of underground energy exploration — without noting the Obama administration says it is safe. This is diametrically opposed to the

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Et tu, Dan? Bee columnist omits Obama view of fracking 1

July 8, 2013 By Chris Reed In writing about how California journalists simply refuse to acknowledge that the Obama administration considers fracking to be safe — a huge endorsement, given that Barack Obama is the greenest president in history —

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CA Sierra Club rips energy source that’s cut emissions: natural gas 7

July 8, 2013 By Chris Reed A visit to the California Sierra Club’s priorities page illustrates one of the funniest and most ironic public-policy developments of our time. The club’s top three priorities are getting California “Beyond Coal,” “Beyond Oil”

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Sac Bee fracking analysis hides fact Obama admin calls it safe 0

July 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee has joined the reporting staff of The Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star’s Timm Herdt in the Fracking Disinformation Hall of Shame. Bee reporter Tom Knudson has a lengthy,

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CA journo fracking dissembler No. 1: Timm Herdt 0

June 27, 2013 By Chris Reed As I have noted many times in recent months, the Obama administration dismisses claims that hydraulic fracturing — the use of underground water cannons to free up oil and natural gas reserves — is

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Miracle: L.A. Times finally admits Obama sees fracking as safe 0

June 23, 2013 By Chris Reed President Obama’s first energy secretary, interior secretary and EPA chief all at various times in his first term depicted hydraulic fracking — aka fracking — as safe. His Energy Department put out a report

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Congrats to LAT on success of fracking disinformation campaign

June 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The new Los Angeles Times poll showing sharp skepticism among Californians about hydraulic fracturing — the newly improved oil-gas drilling process that has triggered a brown energy revolution — should trigger fierce pride among

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Fracking watch: Illinois gets in on the energy gold rush 0

June 1, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s beginning to be almost a sense of inevitability about fracking spreading throughout the United States. Green objections are being overwhelmed by the economic benefits of the newly efficient energy-exploration process, by its positive

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In his own words: Gov. Brown on fracking 3

May 19, 2013 By Chris Reed As I’ve written about repeatedly, the California media simply refuse to break away from the green narrative that fracking is new, dangerous and potentially catastrophic. All three assertions are belied by 60-plus years of

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Obama interior secretary shreds fracking foes — LAT omits 1

May 18, 2013 By Chris Reed Say what you will about The New York Times, but at least it’s not in denial about fracking the way The Los Angeles Times is. Friday’s LAT coverage of new U.S. Interior Department rules

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