Our Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to mention that Fracking is Exempt from the Clean Water Act? Natural Gas Extraction - Hydraulic Fracturing
Exempt you ask? The Halliburton Loophole
Did the exemption get closed?
Hmm, I wonder why... (Maybe we all know):
This water may not be safe to drink:
In our past, the water was being polluted:
We may be too late when it comes to water?
More Environmental News under Trump Administration:
From 2005: Models show 'massive devastation' in Houston
WOW! The EPA issues a Press Release attacking an Associated Press reporter but does not refute the actual facts in his story! Here is the story AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area and here is the EPA Press Release: EPA Response To The AP's Misleading Story Unbelievable!!!!
December 13, 2017 - Babies born near fracking sites face low birth weight, new study finds
March 27, 2017 - BIG NEWS! Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban
November 6, 2016! USGS: 5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Oklahoma
September 3, 2016: Newsflash!
Does this chart match this FAQ? https://earthquakes.ok.gov/faqs/ I can't reconcile the two, can you? Oh! "Fracking is NOT causing most of the induced earthquakes. Wastewater disposal is the primary cause of the recent increase in earthquakes in the central United States." So it isn't the fracking that is the problem, it is what is left over and has to be thrown away that is the cause? Remind me against what is creating the wastewater?
Wait! What about Oklahoma University Professors on this? Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence and Did Trump’s EPA Chief Just Say His Mission Is to Dismantle the Agency? Yes EPA won’t be able to do the ‘right thing’ under Trump, says latest protesting official
First, Trump used data from a bogus source:
It does NOT COST Jobs! Leaving Paris climate agreement unlikely to add U.S. jobs, economists say and Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal
In other news, water is wet, EPA changes its stand on fracking, says it can harm drinking water in ‘some circumstances’
We may have a problem! The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
I understand the needed balance of the environment and jobs, peoples' safety and energy security. But in my opinion the pendulum has swung WAY too far to the side of corporations and non-regulation. People do not contribute to a candidate without expecting something in return (or that candidate may not get that contribution the next time they run?)
Rachel Carson wrote a book. I am glad we did things in the past to keep our country beautiful like choosing Bald Eagles over DDT:
Regulation of Industry is one of the ongoing political struggles, between corporations wanting less regulation (we know how that worked out for our banks and mortgage lenders in 2008) and people wanting to be safe and secure:
Earthquakes are migrating to Colorado: Tribune Opinion: It’s time to take a deep look at earthquakes in Weld County
"The quakes are not caused by fracking, which a Denver TV station reported on Sunday night. All the experts believe they are caused by injection wells, which it can be said is a result of the drilling activity in northern Colorado."
Injection Wells? General Information About Injection Wells
So injection wells are used to help oil and gas wells. Fracking wells?
Water Pollution then made some people angry:
Water may be the resource we exhaust first: