The EPA destroys their own argument. But hey would you expect truth to stop the EPA?
An article of faith among many current environmentalists is that a particular method of extracting natural gas from the earth — hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — is dangerous.
Here is a question, how does a drilling that goes down thousands of feet, affect groundwater? Did you know most pumps cannot even pump at thou=sands of feet? Yep I had one, and about 300 feet is the limit.
The danger most often cited is groundwater contamination(shallow wells) and the example always given is Dimock, PA where a few years ago a small group of residents claimed their groundwater had become a health hazard due to gas drilling by Cabot Oil & Gas.
Gas drilling is thousands of feet deep, in some cases, tens of thousands of feet deep.
The EPA got into the act by conducting it own sampling study of private drinking water.
The results were released today and could not be more clear: There was no groundwater poisoning. Fracking, as a drilling practice has been around 60 years, or more.
“Based on the outcome of [its] sampling, EPA has determined that there are not levels of contaminants present that would require additional action by the Agency,” the EPA press release says.
“In a sane world, this should end the crusade against hydraulic fracturing, and end the federal government’s pursuit of regulatory oversight of fracking as well.”