With the school year starting for many this week, it's another year of academia for professors across the United States - and another year of "frackademia" for an increasingly large swath of "frackademics" under federal law.
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.
Imagine that. Do you suppose these tests are the reason drilling companies keep refusing to list the chemicals they use, calling it a "proprietary secret"? It's horrifying to see where our unthinking energy consumption has taken us: As the