Stanford Geophysicist Obliterates Sierra Club Lies re Fracking

Last week Stanford University held their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit debate. Mark Zoback, head of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative (after teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years) said of course fracking is safe, and beneficial. On the other side of the debate was a loopy anti-fracker from the abominable Sierra Club. Zoback verbally spanked her–obliterating her arguments against fracking. The question before the debaters: Do U.S. benefits of fracking gas and oil outweigh environmental costs? Arguing for fracking were Zoback and Dane Boysen, the former director of research operations at the Gas Technology Institute. Arguing against fracking were Lena Moffitt of the Sierra Club and Briana Mordick of the equally horrible National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Below is a summary of the debate, along with a full video of the hour-long debate…

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