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Forum Post: The science is now settled, fracking does NOT harm the environment.

Posted 2 years ago on March 4, 2012, 4:10 p.m. EST by incomeforall (64)
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The US has done study after study and other countries scientists have all studied it and a preponderance of scientists now say fracking is not dangerous.

Now there are all these crazy fracking denialists who ignore the science and claim that fracking hurts the water supply when all these scientists say it doesn't, the science is settled and anyone who denies it is crazy!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=polish-fracking-well-probe-shows-no

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[-] 3 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

So the groundwater is safe to drink then? Ok, you first!

[-] 3 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

what was the explanation for tap water being set on fire? that was a natural occurrence?

[-] 0 points by incomeforall (64) 2 years ago

Denialist! The science is settled! Thousands of geologists agree fracking is safe! Are you in the pay of the Denialists??

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

are you a paid troll? there hasnt been enough time to decide if its safe.. who paid these scientist? the fracking company?

[-] 2 points by incomeforall (64) 2 years ago

LOL, you kids don't do irony do ya? :)

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yes, we frequently rely on studies from Poland. :/

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

fracking effects the environment

[-] 2 points by RogerDee (411) from Montclair, NJ 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by timirninja (263) 2 years ago

this is happening because unfortunately in America they dont want to prospect any kind of leakage. if you know what i mean =)

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Just another hysterical conservatroll livid that people don't just blindly accept everything the authoritarian corporatists say. Didn't catch the fact that every company involved in that study is state-owned and, therefore, according to conservative ideology, suspect. Didn't catch the fact that the Polish government really, really wants this study to be good for the environment so it can start drilling. The very same type of person who doesn't believe a report from the OMB (unless it supports the conservative agenda) is touting a Polish study involving state-owned companies?

"It is difficult to make a man understand a thing when his paycheck depends upon his not understanding it." ~Upton Sinclaire

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

its called 'cognitive dissonance' a well understood human aberration

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Yep, like being "pro-life" and "pro-death penalty" simultaneously. Lots of that over on the right. ;-)

[-] 1 points by SmeggitySpooge (78) 2 years ago

That's like saying I saw it not do any damage, last week or three years from now.

It is interesting to know how scientific studies work. Did you know there are medical studies that conclude that smoking is good for you? Improves your memory.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Good, let's get busy fracking Poland.

It makes earthquakes and poisons water here.

[-] 1 points by RogerDee (411) from Montclair, NJ 2 years ago

I guess in Poland they dont drink water or have earthquakes

/snark

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

They'll just sell 'em more bottled water. It's more profitable that way. You gotsta look at the BIG picture.

It's part of the plan IE: Reduce trust in local water supplies to open new markets for bottled water.

It's a win, win, and what's few earthquakes, compared to enormous profits?