This month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on fracking's potential impacts on drinking water. All I can say about this report is that it's all fracked up. For starters, the report contradicts itself by saying "We did not find evidence that [hydraulic fracturing] led to widespread, systematic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States." And then on the exact same page it states, "We found limitations that hamper the ability to fully assess the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources nationally,"-- What the Frack?
I understand if you're wondering how EPA can arrive at two different conclusions in the same report. This happened because EPA relied on data from the frackers instead of independant testing to determine the level of impacts on our water. That's why we have to tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to retract this incomplete assessment and release one that relies on actual science, not science fiction provided by the fracking industry.
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The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. But your latest report on how hydraulic fracturing (fracking) impacts drinking water fails at that mission. The report relies heavily on data from the oil and gas industry, which calls the integrity of the data into question. Furthermore, your conclusion that fracking has no "widespread impact" on water resources is false and indefensible. I urge you to retract this report and release a new one that reflects the true impacts of fracking.