About that fracking - not so much

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Supporting the narrative - fracking is bad. Hey - wait a moment... From Thomas Lifson at American Thinker:

Public university admits to burying study finding no damage to water quality from fracking because funders ‘disappointed’
A three-year study undertaken by the state-funded University of Cincinnati will not be released to the public, because it found no damage at all. This direct contradiction of the goals of many environmentalist groups had to be suppressed. As the lead researcher said:

I am really sad to say this, but some of our funders, the groups that had given us funding in the past, were a little disappointed in our results. They feel that fracking is scary and so they were hoping this data could to a reason to ban it[.]

This is a scandal that goes to the heart of the relationship between science and public policy and the reliability of global warming doomsayers. The scandal was broken in a small town newspaper, the Free Press-Standard of Carroll County, Ohio and only gradually made its way to the national media via Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research, Newsweek, and Jazz Shaw of Hot Air.

As Stier wrote at Newsweek:
Geologists at the University of Cincinnati just wrapped up a three-year investigation of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on local water supplies.

The result? There’s no evidence—zero, zilch, nada—that fracking contaminates drinking water. Researchers hoped to keep these findings secret.

Just looking at the levels they are operating on should make this obvious. Most potable water is found in the first 200 feet - the well at the farm and also the wells that provide Maple Falls with its exceptional water are around 190 feet into the Sumas Aquifer. Most oil reserves are found about a mile down - sometimes more. There are more than 5,000 feet of solid bedrock seperating the two layers.

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