Extreme Energy: fracked gas in the era of Covid- 19

While the public-at-large adheres to lockdown guidelines due to Covid-19, the oil and gas industry is running roughshod over local communities, refusing to curtail its projects. As soon as Covid-19 became a threat to the incessant pursuit of ever-more infrastructure, industry called in its chips at the Trump Administration, securing ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure’ status for all its projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) went so far as to create a new upper management position — the ‘Pandemic Liaison’ — designed not to address growing public…