EPA Final Fracking Report (May) Say Fracking Doesn’t Harm Water

In 2015 the federal Environmental Protection Agency, after spending four years to evaluate 950 studies on hydraulic fracturing, conducted nine of their own original studies, and came to the conclusion that there is no “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water” from fracking (see EPA Draft Report Says Fracking Doesn’t Pollute Groundwater Supplies). That finding caused anti-fossil fuel wackos to become apoplectic. Antis immediately began a campaign of bullying and intimidation against the EPA to get them to change the finding. That is, to cheat. It looked like it was working when the EPA appointed a special, stacked panel to review the original draft report, and (unsurprisingly) they questioned the original finding (see Will EPA Whore Itself to Antis and Change Fracking Water Study?). The final report is due to be released soon–before the Obamadroids leave town in January. Everyone is waiting to see what the EPA will say in the final report. Interestingly to us, the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) says the EPA will “likely” stick to the original conclusion–that fracking does not contaminate groundwater…

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