fact checked frakking …

The one-sided campaign against drilling for gas and oil by the frakking method needs to be countered by other reports without the total and utter bias shown. There is always more than one side to any story, yet those with agendas will always push the propaganda to make their case.

I don’t believe anyone, nor do I expect people to believe me. Fact checking, is my agenda.

You will all have heard (or about to see) and seen the anti-frakking case, ad infinitum, so it’s about time we saw some other point of views. I studied the topic in my usual mis-trusting of ‘belief in a side’, and present some of it here.

Is hydraulic fracking for natural gas safe? – MacroBusiness

  • Is hydraulic fracking for natural gas safe? By Unconventional Economist in Carbon Economy. … For fracking proponents, it was another piece of good news. […]

From the Obama administration, Ernest Moniz says:

Energy Secretary: Fracking is safe | …

[…] Environmental activists argue that it pollutes groundwater.  The Environmental Protection Agency has no found evidence despite three high-profile investigations. Most recently, it pulled out of an investigation in Pavillion, Wyoming.

That’s the same EPA that hates coal end regulates everything else! Then here is the LATimes, a progressive, Green loving paper: Why such hysteria over fracking? – Featured Articles …

  • 21/06/2013 · Studies have shown repeatedly that fracking is fundamentally safe. It creates jobs and cuts dependence on foreign oil. So why is there still such backlash?

Yes, That is the question. Read the whole piece. So, exaggerations by activists are common:

[…] In California, we use much less water than other states because of our geology. For perspective, the amount of water used in all of the hydraulic fracturing jobs in California last year was about the same amount of water that the state’s golf courses consumed in half a day…

A lack of proof for the anti-frakking agenda is strong:

EPA strikes out in anti-fracking campaign

Clean power:

gas fired power station belching tonnes of CO2 from the stacks ...


UPDATE: More science on frakking:

Polish researchers find shale gas fracking ‘environmentally safe’ JunkScience.com

Shale gas mining will not damage the water supply or increase carbon emissions, finds an as yet unpublished report by the Polish Geological Institute. The Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily says it has seen the report prepared for the Ministry of Environment which concludes that apart from the noise from drilling, ‘fracking’ shale gas in Poland will not have negative environmental consequences. Experts studied the environmental impact of the so-called fracking process performed in 2011 on one of the …


Facts do not support fear of hydro-fracking JunkScience.com

With each new discovery of astounding amounts of natural gas or petroleum derived from shale comes renewed concern for the environmental impact of hydro-fracking (HF). U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu commissioned a committee of state regulators, industry experts and environmentalists to study ways HF can be improved. A subcommittee reported in August that HF itself does not pollute drinking water. Rather, the group blamed faulty pipe or the cement surrounding it. To understand this finding better, we …

Report: Fracking not to blame for shale gas pollution JunkScience.com

“We found no direct evidence that hydraulic fracturing itself had contaminated groundwater.” The New Scientist reports: Don’t blame fracking for environmental problems associated with extracting gas from shale. That’s the message of a new report from the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, released on the opening day of the AAAS meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The US is riding the wave of a shale gas boom driven by fracking, or hydraulic fracturing – in which …

Update, a long term EPA scientist has done the fact checking, seen the light, and written a book about it. See this post here:

Leaving the Church of Environmentalism


[…] At the time Carlin was a 72-year-old analyst and economist who, as The New York Times put it, “had labored in obscurity in a little-known office at the Environmental Protection Agency since the Nixon administration.” His EPA career would span 38 years.

The website for his new book, “Environmentalism Gone Mad” says, “Dr. Alan Carlin is an economist and physical scientist with degrees from Caltech and MIT and publications in both economics and climate/energy, who became actively involved in the Sierra Club in the 1960s as an activist and Chapter Chairman. This led to a career as a manager and senior analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency.” …



About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
This entry was posted in Broome/Kimberley, energy, Environment, Health, media, technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to fact checked frakking …

  1. Pingback: fact checked frakking … | pindanpost | Cranky Old Crow

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s