Impartial fracking study is a good idea

To date, no independent research study indicates that hydraulic fracturing, done properly, presents a threat to the environment or human health.

However, the debate over “settled” science underscores the false promise of certainty. The only certainty is uncertainty. Unpredictability rules.

So, what if fracking is, indeed, bad for the environment? What if it’s a serious public health threat or a possible ground-water contaminant?

Fracking is an important extraction method. If there are problems with it, let’s find out so we can fix them.


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