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UPDATE (7/10/2014; 3:15pm ET): A geologist in the industry with more than 30 years of experience working in Pennsylvania (on which Prof. Ingraffea based his study) contacted EID and contributed more insights on this latest flawed report (he has requested anonymity). In an email to...

Is science a method toward improved understanding or merely a means toward an activist end? Last month, researchers from the University of Texas – in coordination with the Environmental Defense Fund and participants from industry – released a bombshell study on methane emissions from natural...

Tony Ingraffea considers himself a pioneer of hydraulic fracturing technology. When he tried to take that expertise and switch gears to air emissions, the resulting study left something to be desired–to say the least–amongst his peers in the scientific community. Interestingly, Ingraffea doesn’t seem to...

This week, Tony Ingraffea, a Cornell Professor and well-known anti-fossil fuel development activist, hosted a webinar at Youngstown State University. With an audience of nearly 50 students, a webinar plagued with technical difficulties made one thing clear; Dr. Ingraffea continues to use bad science, anecdotal evidence and a little misdirection to promote a flawed agenda.

Last night, some 30 college students and I packed into a Cornell University classroom to listen to Dr. Anthony Ingraffea speak about the negative effects of hydraulic fracturing and then the global warming “epidemic.”  Luckily, I have gotten the facts on shale gas development already...