Of straw men and biased information: Local Ohio congressman Bill Johnson’s attempt to rebut the Ohio River Valley Institute’s fracking study
Yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register featured local congressman Bill Johnson’s rebuttal to last month’s critical fracking study by the Ohio River Valley Institute. In the op-ed, Johnson does two things: he refutes arguments never raised by the study and he questions whether we should trust the study as a source.
Straw men . . .
According to the Wheeling Intelligencer, it was a blast and a fire
The headline read:
Two Hospitalized Following Blast at Dallas Pike Truck Cleaning Facility
This is what happened according to the Intelligencer:
Two people were transported to Wheeling Hospital with burns following a Monday . . .
As usual, the Monday Intelligencer consists of week-old local news and PR releases
The top story:
Wheeling Taking Steps to Fix Flooding Problems
This story tells us that the city is taking steps to fix the flooding that has become a problem in parts of the city. The city announced these steps six days ago.
Residents Speak In . . .
Yesterday’s U.S. edition of The Guardian asks the question:
Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?
From early in the article:
At a time when scientists warn humans must stop pulling fossil fuels out of the ground and spewing plastics into the . . .
A Bethany reader keeps me informed
Bethany’s fracking problem
One of my readers from Bethany, West Virginia made me aware of the problems that small college town 17 miles north of Wheeling is having with the noise from local fracking. Not surprisingly, it has received no coverage from our local Wheeling TV station or the Wheeling “newspapers.” Last week, WTOV in . . .
A recent Intelligencer editorial tells us: “Gas Executive Right on Values”
Saturday’s Intelligencer editorial explains how new ownership at the large fracking company, EQT, cares about West Virginia. “Gas Executive Right on Values” tells us:
West Virginians are big on the concept of being good neighbors. So, when the head of the second-largest natural gas producer in our state talks about “old-school . . .
For the extraction industries, some things never change
Last Friday, DeSmog Blog reported on an “an industry conference focused on wooing petrochemical producers to West Virginia.” The article explained:
Why should petrochemical companies build in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio? For one thing, don’t expect regulation of shale gas drilling, Michael Graney, executive . . .
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