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Connecting the dots on fracking: the Halliburton Loophole

[This is a letter I sent to Mother Jones magazine on November 9, 2012, asking that they do an article on how the national fracking campaign developed, which I believe was consciously created by Dick Cheney and lawyers from the oil and gas industry in the early 2000's, resulting in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which created the infamous "Halliburton Loophole."]

Hello Mother Jones, 

I am a subscriber to your magazine, and really enjoy your quality investigative journalism. 
I would like to suggest that you do a story that would have national significance on the topic of fracking, global climate change, and the actions of the multinational oil and gas corporations to fight the global need to transition our economies off of fossil fuels and into alternative, renewable energy. 
I have taught environmental economics at Front Range Community College here in Colorado since 2009. I've watched with growing alarm over the past three years as the growth of fracking has rapidly adv…