[permaculture] Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water in Eleven States, EPA Study | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 14:05:00 EDT 2015


Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water in Eleven States, EPA Study |
Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
http://www.globalresearch.ca/fracking-has-contaminated-drinking-water-in-eleven-states-epa-study/5454353

*After years of asserting that hydraulic fracturing has never tainted
drinking water, the Obama administration issued a long-awaited study
<http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/hfstudy/recordisplay.cfm?deid=244651> of the
controversial oil and gas production technique that confirmed “specific
instances” when fracking “led to impacts on drinking water resources,
including contamination of drinking water wells.”*

The conclusion was central to a nearly 1,000-page draft assessment issued
Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency to address public concerns
about the possible effects of fracking on drinking water.

In the past, top Obama administration officials such as former EPA
administrator Lisa Jackson and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz maintained
that there was no evidence fracking had fouled drinking water, despite
findings to the contrary by EPA’s own scientists in several highly
publicized cases. The acknowledgment of instances of fracking-related
contamination marks a notable reversal for the administration.

“Today EPA confirmed what communities living with fracking have known for
years: fracking pollutes drinking water,” said Earthworks policy
director Lauren Pagel. “Now the Obama administration, Congress and state
governments must act on that information to protect our drinking water, and
stop perpetuating the oil and gas industry’s myth that fracking is safe.”


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