Fracking is Safe, Penn State is Incompetent, and the Sun Rises in the East
Fracking is safe and environmentalists are crushed. That’s not what the headline says, but it is what the headline means.
A lab error led state researchers to mistakenly connect shale gas drilling with raised levels of bromide in well water, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, an agency of the General Assembly, said in a notice issued this week.
State-funded researchers from Penn State had recommended stronger protections for people who have drinking water wells within 3,000 feet of well operations, but now their entire report is under review, according to the center. Bromide increased in only one water well near a drill site, not seven, as first reported, the agency said.
You know as well as I do that hard-core anti-drilling activists are devastated that hydraulic fracturing might be safe. That’s because they don’t want drilling to be safe, they want it to stop, and the consequences be damned.
Oh, and look! More incompetent environmental research from Penn State! I wonder if Michael Mann wrote that report.