Thursday, April 9, 2015

What Is the Government Not Telling Us About Fracking in the Gulf of Mexico?

The public still doesn't know the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico, and as the fifth anniversary of the disastrous BP oil spill quickly approaches, environmentalists are demanding answers from the federal regulators who have been keeping them in the dark.

It's been several months since Truthout and the Center for Biological Diversity filed separate requests for federal records on fracking in the Gulf, but the agencies tasked with overseeing offshore oil and gas production have yet to hand over any documents.
"It seems like offshore fracking activities have been kept secret, and it makes one wonder what the agencies are trying to hide; perhaps it is just their own failure to adequately regulate the oil industry," said Miyoko Sakashita, an attorney for the Center.


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