Yet Another Duke University Study Smears the Marcellus Industry

Let’s see, it’s a new month in a new year–must be time for a new Duke University study (located in North Carolina) to pop up smearing Marcellus Shale drilling (located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia). Yep, that’s just what’s happened. The new study, titled “Iodide, Bromide, and Ammonium in Hydraulic Fracturing and Oil and Gas Wastewaters: Environmental Implications” was published yesterday in the “peer reviewed” journal Environmental Science & Technology. Here’s all you need to know about this “study”: The lead author is a Duke University student (looking to make a name for herself), and it was funded by the virulently anti-drilling Park Foundation. Which means the outcome of the so-called “study” was written before the first test tube was held over a Bunsen burner…

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