MDN wonders: Do organizations like the anti-drilling Earthworks and the Associated Press share the same office space so they can coordinate their attacks on the natural gas industry? Yesterday MDN told you about the shameful new “study” issued by Earthworks attacking the hard and diligent work of state regulators in overseeing oil and gas drilling (see this MDN story).
At the same time Earthworks was lobbing their bomb into the public discourse, a seemingly related media attack was launched by the AP aimed against New York’s oil and gas regulators at the Dept. of Environmental Conservation. The gist of the piece is that regulators are doing such a poor job of overseeing drilling now, how could they possibly handle new shale drilling should the governor (stupidly) allow it to begin. Here’s how the article starts: