TV News LIES

Thursday, May 28th

Last update11:07:16 PM GMT

You are here News Environment Fracking research: What's behind EPA's abandoned studies?

Fracking research: What's behind EPA's abandoned studies?

E-mail Print PDF

EPA studies on fracking abandonedWhen the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.

In 2011, the agency had issued a blockbuster draft report saying that the controversial practice of fracking was to blame for the pollution of an aquifer deep below the town of Pavillion, Wy. 2013 the first time such a claim had been based on a scientific analysis.

The study drew heated criticism over its methodology and awaited a peer review that promised to settle the dispute. Now the EPA will instead hand the study over to the state of Wyoming, whose research will be funded by EnCana, the very drilling company whose wells may have caused the contamination.

Industry advocates say the EPA's turnabout reflects an overdue recognition that it had over-reached on fracking and that its science was critically flawed.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


EPA issues clean-up order for California oil spill

California oil spillThe U.S. federal government issued an order to Plains All American Pipeline to ensure the California...

EPA full steam with 'Waters' protection rule, but trouble ahead

drinking waterThe Obama administration on Wednesday launched a sweeping measure to protect the nation’s waterways and wetlands...

Texas eased pollution rules on coal plants, environmentalists say

Texas coal plantThe State of Texas conspired with the coal industry to illegally exempt 19 coal-fired power plants...

Historic flooding hits Houston as storm system moves on; 7 states affected

Storms hit texasA storm system has triggered flash-flood watches and warnings across seven states Tuesday, and brought historic...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!