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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

State Geologist Told to Shut the Frack Up

Ronald Bailey reports that the New York State Department of Education is muzzling the state’s “top geologist,” Langhorne “Taury” Smith, because he dared to question environmentalist attacks on the use of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) to extract natural gas from shale deposits. This prompted a green backlash which, in turn, cause the state education department to bar Smith from talking with reporters. As the Albany Times Union editorialized:Read More