No-fracking position gets short shrift?

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Editor: The fracking special in the Guardian, Jan. 18, 2014 is certainly not honest journalism. I am not sure what intervened between the time of Ryan Ross’ interview with Don’t Frack P.E.I. and the time of the completion of his article.

First of all, I measured the space which the journalist allotted to oil-and-gas interests. The Guardian gave two-thirds of the space to that entity, which, by the way, already has full access to the media.

Four of us members of Don’t Frack P.E.I., spent two hours providing our science-based, data-based information, which responded to the points which the corporations always present to claim the safety and value of fracking.

The Guardian, however, presented the position of oil-and-gas without the rebuttals Don’t Frack P.E.I. offers on behalf of the health interests of the population of P.E.I., the protection of the land and the water supply.

On a brighter note, the Guardian editorial that day risked indicating the need for a P.E.I. moratorium on fracking. Thank you.

Marie Burge,


Don’t Frack P.E.I.

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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