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Friday, June 21, 2013

WAH???? fracking doesn't cause ground water contamination???????



The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is dropping its plans to issue a report on whether hydraulic fracturing caused groundwater contamination in Wyoming.

The agency said it will no longer have outside experts review that theory.

This marks the third time that the EPA has failed to link hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking — with groundwater contamination, a major environmentalist objection to the drilling practice.

“The EPA has been on a witch hunt to shut down hydraulic fracturing, but yet again the evidence has determined it is safe,” said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter. “All too often we see the Agency using flawed science for political purposes, but this is EPA’s third strike on hydraulic fracturing. There has been such positive progress with hydraulic fracturing — clearly the brightest spot in our otherwise slumping economy – and I’m certainly pleased the EPA is stepping aside and allowing the state to once again take the lead.”



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/21/epa-fails-to-link-fracking-to-water-contamination-for-the-third-time/#ixzz2WwKZSk42