Study: EPA wrong about fracking contamination

An industry-funded review says there are problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s December draft study suggesting that groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo., is “consistent with” hydraulic fracturing.

“EPA’s study design was not sufficient to gather the data, nor draw the conclusions it asserts,” reads the beginning of the review’s conclusions.

“Review of U.S. EPA’s December 2011 Draft Report: ‘Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming,'” was prepared by environmental and water resource consultants S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md.

The Independent Petroleum Association of America publicized the review on May 15. Although the document did not reveal a funding source, IPAA Vice President Jeff Eshelman acknowledged that his organization paid for the review.

Read more at The State Journal. By Pam Kasey.


  1. whitehat211 says:

    government report, industry report, yada, yada, yada. we need domestic energy production done with commonsense. lets stop the idealogical bickering and get it done! Oh I forgot, we are no longer the nation that can send a man to the moon, so much for drilling an oil well! too controversial

  2. The EPA has made , possibly , one good call in the last four years , this report was not part of it .

  3. As an X oil well completion person . They have been fracking wells for more over 50 yrs. All fracking is done below the water table. Most of the time they used water under high pressure. Later water was mixed with a acid product. Pumped in under high pressure . Then water and acid were swabbed back out of the hole to a pit . It was so diluted with water coming back out ,I cant't see harm being done. Pits were then covered over.
    This is just another way to feed the money to the East . And shut us down energy wise.

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