Veteran energy reporter Andrew Nikiforuk keys off Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, a world-recognized fracking expert, to get to the bottom of four big claims used by industry to reassure the public.
In This Series
Shale Gas: Myth and Realities
Nikiforuk tackles top claims fracking industry uses to reassure public. First in a series.
Shale Gas: How Hard on the Landscape?
Industry's claim that clustered wells preserve forests and farms is a myth, says expert. Second in a series.
Shale Gas: How Often Do Fracked Wells Leak?
When industry says hardly ever, that's a myth. It's a documented, chronic problem. Third in a series.
Shale Gas: How Clean Is It?
Fracked fuel far more dirty than industry, governments claim. Final myth in series.