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More damning findings on fracking

The nonprofit news site, Pro Publica reported last night on a new draft EPA report  that, for the first time, links the controversial practice of fracking to ground water pollution.

The findings appear to confirm what common sense (and many people who live near fracking sites) already told us — that it would be pretty darned unlikely that the oil and gas industry could inject  millions of gallons of dangerous chemicals underground at high pressure in thousands of sites and not cause harmful groundwater pollution.

Let’s hope the report adds another brick to the wall currently barring the controversial practice in North Carolina. You can read the full EPA report by clicking here.

 

2 Comments

  1. jlp75

    December 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Well considering the idiot brigade refuses to except facts, I am not sure this will matter if people don’t wake up. I saw on the news last night that the Republican governor of Wyoming doesn’t believe the findings and will wait for peer reviews, etc. Who needs facts when you can just go with your gut. All the money in the world will be useless when we no longer have drinkable water.

  2. david esmay

    December 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    When evidence does not support their view, or ideology, Republicans simply throw out the evidence, rather than abandoning the position or ideology. They apply that as their universal formula.