Having let environmental extremism trump its own rules about
relying on genuine science, the Obama administration's National
Park Service has withdrawn an anti-hydraulic-fracturing document
that cited a New York Times op-ed as scientific evidence.
The park service document, a public comment on a proposal to
allow fracking on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property,
expressed concern about “the possible spill-over effect onto
national park lands, which are often near or even surrounded by BLM
property,” particularly harm to air quality, The Washington Times
Among supporting “evidence” the park service cited was a July 29
New York Times op-ed in which Anthony R. Ingraffea — whose work has
been challenged by fellow researchers and rejected by the
Department of Energy — said fracking causes leaks of methane, a
Writing with egg on his face to U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah,
who chairs a House subcommittee on public lands and...