Friday, October 21, 2005

The Times Turn

Misinformation from the New York Times

NY Times ignored actual oil survey, previous Times reporting; overstated refuge's oil "reserves" to be 10 billion barrels »
An October 20 New York Times article by reporter Felicity Barringer on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's decision to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge cited the Department of Energy to make the deceptive claim that the refuge "sit[s] atop reserves of 10 billion barrels of oil." But as Media Matters for America has noted, the 10-billion-barrel figure is misleading, encompassing both a larger area for drilling than what the Senate committee voted to authorize and including oil that may not be economically worthwhile to recover.

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