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Letters and Politics, for August 13, 2012 - 10:00am

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Further, a partner of his,

Further, a partner of his, his daughter Elizabeth and co-founder (or is it co-conspirator) of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project recently had an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle titled "Options For Tackling Warming" where she opines that we should be "properly skeptical of all solutions proposed for global warming." But preceding that she recommends fracking, prefacing the recommendation with the weasel phrase "some environmentalists still oppose fracking" as if concerns are held by a minority. Her father thinks it can be done cleanly, as if fracking's cleanliness were the only problem with the process. She doesn't mention any problem with fracking beyond "some environmentalists still oppose fracking". The article looks to me like an attempt to frame fracking as a reasonable option, when it is in fact dirty and damaging both to groundwater and aquifers as well as geological structures, including the surface environment. I'm not going to say the Koch brothers "bought" the Mullers, but the Mullers' support for fracking combined with Koch brothers funding is suspicious. I believe fracking should be outlawed at least until it can be demonstrated that fracking can be done cleanly and until laws are passed to ensure that it will be done cleanly. I won't hold my breath waiting for that to come about.

Thank you! The corruption is

Thank you! The corruption is so blatant it's insulting our intelligence. Flashpoints Weds 8/15 talking to Greg Palast who doesn't pull punches when talking about the Koch Brothers and their complete and utter decadence (as in so fully corrupted they're well into putrefaction).
Koch brothers "not the evil right wing cartoons as they're portrayed in the media" says the shamelessly bought Muller. Pah!
I'll take Palast.
Mitch Jesserich I love you but you should not give shills like Muller a platform with a free pass.

Remarkable! Koch helps fund a

Remarkable! Koch helps fund a study that shows yes there is global warming and yes it is human caused and the best solution is... more fracking. No mention of Koch investment in fracking, why not?
Weak show, this stooge should have been skewered.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=koch+fracking&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35

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