Someone at the EPA is about to be fired. They let a report out that shows exactly what everyone already knows, but that they have been denying.
EPA: Fracking doesn’t harm drinking water
In a major blow to environmental activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that the controversial drilling technique known as fracking has not caused any widespread impacts on drinking water, removing a key argument among those who want to limit U.S. oil-and-gas development. The combination of fracking and horizontal drilling has dramatically transformed the U.S. energy landscape and has helped push domestic production of oil and natural gas to near-record highs. The U.S. is now the world’s No. 1 producer of oil and natural gas.
“From our assessment, we conclude there are above and below ground mechanisms by which hydraulic fracturing activities have the potential to impact drinking water resources … These mechanisms include water withdrawals in times of, or in areas with, low water availability; spills of hydraulic fracturing fluids and produced water; fracturing directly into underground drinking water resources; below ground migration of liquids and gases; and inadequate treatment and discharge of wastewater,” the report reads in part, before coming to its central conclusion.
“We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States,” the study says.
How this long known obvious fact actually has been admitted to is the only thing that’s not unknown here. DRILL BABY DRILL !!
The key to Americas future is cheap abundant fuel. We have both.