The Myths About Fracking Are Many And Damaging

July 7, 2015

Much of the reporting on fracking is a confused mess, which must leave many people wondering exactly what's going on. One day there's a news story or newly released study implying that fracking is causing earthquakes or groundwater contamination; the next day there's a different study or story asserting there is no clear connection.

No wonder last March the Gallup Polling Co. found that an equal number, 40%, supported and opposed fracking.

One problem is that people, and especially reporters, frequently confuse fracking with wastewater injection.


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