Distortion #4: PennEnvironment utilizes photography magic to advance agenda
The Perp’s Speculation
A special slime recognition is in order for PennEnvironment, a group that first published a photo of a flooded drilling rig as a scare tactic during flooding in northeast Pennsylvania in the fall of 2011. One slight detail was overlooked . . . The flooded drilling site was, in fact,located in Pakistan.
The group then outdid itself when it published a shocking photo of pipe releasing “toxic industrial pollution” on the cover of a “report” about permitted wastewater discharges from municipal and industrial facilities. This time, the photo was taken by a South African photographer, and it was of water being released into a sewage treatment plant – not into a river.
The Facts Win
Not so fast!
Finally, a newspaper challenged the group and got some real answers, but only after the organization initially denied the origin of the photos.
DEP also had something to say about their misleading approach:
“Putting this inaccurate and misleading visual out there with the report certainly calls into question
its credibility as well as the organization’s credibility.”