Democracy Now Feature on Leaked EPA Documents
The Friday March 4th Democracy Now broadcast followed up on the recent New York Times series of articles and featured the story of leaked EPA documents and the efforts of industry and politics to keep important facts hidden from the public.
Hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales talk to president of Toxics Targeting Walter Hang and Gasland Film Director Josh Fox.
The first part of Democracy Now’s story covers the efforts by lawmakers and EPA scientists to regulate the natural gas industry and the process of hydraulic fracking while science is being hidden, facts removed, and policy altered in secret.
Following this up is a short conversation with Josh Fox about how the oil and gas industry attacked and tried to discredit his film and the notion that there is anything dangerous about unconventional natural gas development.