Posted from Mexico City by Fullcouch on December 31, 2011, 11:50am
Thousands of harmless wells over half a century with only two bad apples, and the EPA wants to toss out the baby with the bath water.
“Over the past 50 years, tens of thousands of oil and gas wells have been drilled using hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” (6,000 recently in the Bakken shale region of North Dakota alone). During this period, only two significant cases have been brought to light suggesting contamination of sub-surface water — both by the EPA and both involving questionable if not outright fraudulent data.
The most recent case involves natural gas wells in the vicinity of Pavillion, Wyoming, a metropolis of 126 souls in a remote region in the central part of the state. The EPA was quick to make public its draft report of the Pavillion wells and made sure the report received extensive press coverage, thus trying the case in the court of public opinion before the facts were known.”
Fracking – Another baseless scare by the Left