US EPA finds fracking is safe

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report finding no evidence that hydraulic fracturing or fracking causes ‘widespread’ pollution of the US’s drinking water.Fracking – involving a mixture of chemicals, sand and water being pumped into wells at high pressure to obtain shale oil and gas – is the reason that US production of oil and natural gas has surged in recent years.The EPA did note that, while its findings could be correct, additional data might well lead to a different conclusion.Possibly. However, I think the correct conclusion to take from the report is that fracking, like any...

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report finding no evidence that hydraulic fracturing or fracking causes ‘widespread’ pollution of the US’s drinking water.

Fracking – involving a mixture of chemicals, sand and water being pumped into wells at high pressure to obtain shale oil and gas – is the reason that US production of oil and natural gas has surged in recent years.

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