The EPA’s War on Energy went up an octave with their recent claim that fracking may (“may” being the operative word) cause pollution in underground water.
Fracking is a way of getting oil and gas to the surface cleanly and more efficiently. It involves pumping pressurized water, sand and chemicals underground to open fissures and improve the flow of oil or gas to the surface.
Fracking is a target of extreme environmentalists and has been since it was first announced.
The evidence according to the Washington Post –
…The EPA found that compounds likely associated with fracking chemicals had been detected in the groundwater beneath Pavillion, a small community in central Wyoming where residents say their well water reeks of chemicals. Health officials last year advised them not to drink their water after the EPA found low levels hydrocarbons in their wells…
Environmentalists are pleased with the news since there has been no evidence prior to this that fracking polluted anything and they want evidence. The possible evidence is limited to the Pavillion in, Cheyenne, Wyoming.