EPA report: minimal fracking risk to water supplies

Posted: June 8, 2015 by oldbrew in Energy, fracking
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The manufactured paranoia about threats to public water supplies from ‘fracking’ methods used to extract gas and oil turns out to be mostly hot air. Occasional problems have been due to mistakes basically.

Natural gas companies, people with property and/or mineral rights overlying shale formations containing commercial deposits of natural gas or oil, and American consumers breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its much anticipated report concerning the potential threat fracking poses to water supplies. The EPA found fracking only rarely results in water contamination, and even then it is mainly due to operator error or poor practices not to the method of oil and gas production itself.

According to the four year, multi-million dollar report, 1,399 page report, the EPA, “did not find evidence that these mechanisms [hydraulic fracturing] have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

Full story: Fracking Poses Minimal Risk to Water Supplies Concludes EPA | Heartlander Magazine.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Where does that leave ‘Gasland’?

  2. hunter says:

    It will not surprise me at all if it is discovered that nearly all of the so-called environmental movement is astro-turfed: not authentic at all.

  3. crosspatch says:

    “It will not surprise me at all if it is discovered that nearly all of the so-called environmental movement is astro-turfed” It has been ever since the Alar scare resulted in hundreds of family apple orchards being put out of business many years ago. The same firm that invented that (Fenton Communications) is a primary facilitator of places like Real Climate.

    This document is from the 1990’s, I think, but just as valid now as it was then.


  4. crosspatch says:

    In fact, along with “fracking”, genetically modified foods is another of their favorite targets.