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More damning findings on fracking

Posted By Rob Schofield On December 9, 2011 @ 8:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]The nonprofit news site, Pro Publica reported last night [2] 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 [3]) 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 [4].

 


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[2] reported last night: http://www.propublica.org/article/feds-link-water-contamination-to-fracking-for-first-time

[3] and many people who live near fracking sites: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/11/16/simply-not-worth-the-mess/

[4] by clicking here: http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/wy/pavillion/EPA_ReportOnPavillion_Dec-8-2011.pdf

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