by Mark Drajem and Jim Snyder June 4, 2015 — 10:19 AM MDT Updated on June 4, 2015 — 12:34 PM MDT
Hydraulic fracturing has contaminated some drinking water sources but the damage is not widespread, according to a landmark U.S. study of water pollution risks that has supporters of the drilling method declaring victory and foes saying it revealed reason for concern.
The draft analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency, released Thursday after three years of study, looked at possible ways fracking could contaminate drinking water, from spills of fracking fluids to wastewater disposal.
“We conclude there are above and below ground mechanisms by which hydraulic fracturing activities have the potential to impact drinking water resources,” the EPA said in the report. But, “we did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” ….. link above for more …
And here the MSM and the enviroterrorist anti-fracking activists would have you believe that fracking is destroying the planet and causing cancer and destroying the ozone layer and creating CO2 pollution (aka greenhouse gases).
Truth is rather thin on the ground and of course all their funding comes from OPEC sources so what can you expect. The media and activist whores will always bend the truth to follow the script their pimps demand. If the study had come down on the side of the anti-fracking lobby the MSM would be trumpeting it front and centre 24 hours a day for weeks. Instead it just disappears.
What I am suggesting is that if 100% of your GDP depended on selling expensive oil to all the developed industrial (aka civilized) world wouldn’t you do everything possible to stop any threat by any measure. Fracking is a knife at the throat of the middle eastern Islamic oil regimes. The world (OPEC) is pumping about 1.9 million barrels a day more crude than it needs . Why? Because fracking is forcing them to drive the price of their oil lower than the cost of fracking oil by pumping a glut of oil on the international market. Gee if we had known this in the 70’s there would not have been a global oil crisis, now would there?
All these activists and media hype mongers would last 5 minutes in ANY middle eastern country. The talking heads and rock stars are ALWAYS on the wrong side of history. Lenin had it right when he called them “Useful Idiots”.