Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scare Tactics About Fracing Gas Wells

Companies have been fracing oil and gas wells for decades with almost no danger to near surface groundwater aquifers. Wells are carefully drilled through these zones and steel casing is set and cemented in place to protect the acquifer. Most, if not all hydraulic fracturing is done thousands of feet below these acquifers and it is near impossible for the frac fluid to get into the groundwater. Do a search on this blog about "fracing" or "hydraulic fracturing".

As with the man-caused global warming myth, people opposed to drilling use the fear tactic of "polluted drinking water" to sway public opinion. Generating fear has become the standard operating procedure for environmental groups, and they are totally shameless about their lies. Think of drowning polar bears, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, monster hurricanes, etc.; all nonsense of course, but such images influence the opinion of uneducated people and politicians.

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