To the editor:
Free speech, a cornerstone of our nation’s democracy, is supposed to thrive on college and university campuses. Students can best sharpen their critical thinking skills through open, robust debate on any and all ideas.
In Nevada today, a coalition of fringe environmental groups is trying to scare the public into banning hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is an essential technology for developing more than 90 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. This proven technology has the potential to unlock significant energy resources, create jobs and generate much-needed tax revenue in Nevada.