US Geological Survey: No Evidence Fracking Pollutes Water
First a civics lesson:
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. The USGS is a fact-finding research organization with no regulatory responsibility.
A bureau of the United States Department of the Interior, it is that department’s sole scientific agency.
Next the news.
The two reports released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Wednesday provide no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has created impacts to groundwater, an EnCana Corp. spokesperson told Rigzone Friday.
Read the whole thing, the USGS actually goes on to accuse the EPA of sloppy science.
Matt Damon’s movie, funded by Middle East oil interests, alas, rolls on.