The Colbert Report on Fracking Flaming tap water and the Hallowich children Gag Gift by Range Resources; Fracking Gag Orders For Kids Go Too Far

Fracking Gag Orders For Kids Go Too Far by Law360, August 20, 2013
A recently uncovered settlement between a family of Pennsylvania residents and energy companies with hydraulic fracturing operations near their home featured a nondisclosure agreement that included two children, but experts say businesses have little hope of getting gag orders for minors enforced.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert On Fracking Gag Order: ‘Paying For Silence Is Catching On Like Tapfire’ by, August 16, 2013

Stephen Colbert is known for his tongue-in-cheek views of controversial subjects, and a recent fracking gag order was no exception. … “Important lesson, kids: If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all,” joked the host. This type of gag order is not the first of its kind. According to Colbert, at least six such cases have been known in the U.S. “Paying for silence is catching on like tapfire,” he cracked. … Even though the comedian poked fun at the gag order throughout the segment, he ended on a serious note: “These companies are just asking for kids to lie for money,” Colbert said. “And in order to get cheap oil, I think we are all willing to lie to ourselves about fracking.”

Canadian viewers: The Word – Gag Gift by The Colbert Report, August 15, 2013

The Word – Gag Gift by The Colbert Report, August 15, 2013
Range Resources pays a Pennsylvanian family $750,000 to relocate and keep quiet about health problems they experienced near a fracking site. (04:07)

8/15/13 in :60 Seconds by The Colbert Report, August 15, 2013
Fracking turns sinks into kilns…. (01:00)

[Refer also to:

Colbert Report: Anti-frack Attacks ]

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