The fracking industry’s kumbaya gesture to opponents, called the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, is drawing more flack from enviros.
From Daily Kos:
Perhaps I am cynical, but all of this smells more like a public relations stunt by fossil industry heavy-weights than meaningful steps to limit the negative environmental impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. When the industry agrees to the CSSD standards as regulations, complete with significant penalties for violations, then there is something to celebrate. And when the “Halliburton loophole” to the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act is cemented shut. Until then, I prefer the lyrics of a certain Dixie Chicks song to Kumbaya with climate killers.