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Kathleen Sgamma: The Traveling Circus of Anti-Fracking Activists

November 25, 2015

Today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast features Kathleen Sgamma of the Western Energy Alliance. Sgamma joins Research Fellow Isaac Orr to discuss the origins of the anti-fracking movement and their current status.

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Today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast features Kathleen Sgamma of the Western Energy Alliance. Sgamma joins Research Fellow Isaac Orr to discuss the origins of the anti-fracking movement and their current status.

National environmental groups have been organizing protests of energy projects throughout the nation. Whether its the Keystone XL Pipeline, liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, or surrounding arctic drilling ships with kayaks, these protests are highly organized, but the question remains, how organic is this movement? It appears these protests are more astroturf than grassroots.

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Isaac Orr is a research fellow for energy and environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
iorr@heartland.org