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EPA: Uh, Fracking Isn't Bad Afterall

After years of unfounded hysteria from so-called environmentalists, the media and Hollywood that fracking causes drinking water contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency just issued a major blow to anti-fracking activists. 

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A new report from the EPA, based on a study sanctioned by Congress, shows drinking water contamination only results if fracking wells aren't built or maintained properly, which is a rarity. 

"We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States. Of the potential mechanisms identified in this report, we found specific instances where one or more of these mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells. The cases occurred during both routine activities and accidents and have resulted in impacts to surface or ground water," the report states. "The number of identified cases where drinking water resources were impacted are small relative to the number of hydraulically fractured wells. This could reflect a rarity of effects on drinking water resources, or may be an underestimate as a result of several factors." 

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The Pennsylvania EPA came to this same conclusion years ago.

In 2012 Hollywood liberal Matt Damon starred in the movie Promised Land (a film hypocritically bankrolled by Arab oil money) which portrayed a fracking company as killing off farms and making people sick through drinking water contamination in a small town. Further the 2010 documentary Gasland, which scares viewers about fracking by claiming the practice makes drinking water flammable, is now in the same fictional category with Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. The production of Gasland 2 was delayed by HBO after a number of factual errors were found in the first film. 

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