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Reader Input: Energy policy

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Readers want to have their cake and eat it, too. About one-third of poll respondents consider climate change a serious problem; most also favor hydraulic fracturing, an environmentally damaging form of natural gas extraction. Almost half believe Oregon should increase the number of trains carrying crude oil through the Portland metro region; 72% want to amp up fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. Perhaps these contradictory — or, rather, expansive — attitudes reflect the transitional nature of our economy: headed in a green direction but still rooted in fossil fuels. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the survey of 426 readers in April.

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0 #1 BiasGuest 2014-06-20 19:02:21
The bias of the unnamed author of this piece is readily apparent. The comment, "an environmentally damaging form of natural gas extraction" is not supported by recent research. Why would EPA approve if it was so damaging? Come on, write a balanced article not a slanted one.
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0 #2 EditorGuest 2014-06-20 19:20:13
Guest: I agree the wording is biased. The research on the environmental impact of fracking is inconclusive--a nd insufficient.

http://environment.yale.edu/envy/stories/fracking-outpaces-science-on-its-impact

The article should have described fracking as "a controversial" form of natural gas extraction.
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