Stephen Colbert Grills Fracking Lobbyist Tom Ridge

Stephen Colbert grilled former Pennsylvania governor and current natural gas lobbyist Tom Ridge on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing last night: “One of the things I like about this is that during the Bush administration, Vice President Cheney’s energy taskforce made sure that the gas companies did not have to reveal what the chemicals were that were being pumped into the ground. Now, it’s been reported that some are things like kerosene, benzene, urea, toluene — how many of those can I feed my toddler? Because it’s perfectly safe, right?” Watch it: