America’s young fracking industry has been hailed and embraced by government officials. But energy independence comes at a cost: fracking pollutes rivers, causes earthquakes and spills waste on surrounding land. Is the price worth paying? How dire are the consequences of fracking? And why isn’t the public more alarmed? Today we ask these questions of a former vice-president of Mobil, now an anti-fracking activist. Lou Allstadt is on Sophie&Co today.
Sophie Shevarnadze: Lou Allstadt, former vice-president of Mobil, now anti-fracking activist, welcome to the show, it’s great to have you with us. Continue reading