FRACTIVIST FAIL: Ohio Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking
FrackFeed | May 9, 2018
Scientists found no evidence of groundwater contamination from fracking in Ohio, according to a new study that will surprise no one with a pulse.
The peer-reviewed study from the University of Cincinnati “found no relationship between CH4 [methane] concentration or source in groundwater and proximity to active gas well sites” or “any intrusion of high conductivity fracking fluids.” That’s a fancy, scientist-way of saying fractivists don’t know what they’re talking about (which we already knew).
But there was also an epic rake-step here that’s too good not to point out: people who don’t like fracking paid for the report! Can you imagine them gleefully awaiting the gloom and doom headlines that they were expecting to generate from the findings? They thought it was all in the bag! Science doesn’t work like that, though – as they discovered after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent half a decade studying fracking and found no evidence of widespread water pollution.
The study’s lead researcher put it this way a few years ago, when she teased some of the results:
“I’m really sad to say this but some of our funders, the groups that had given us funding in the past, were a little disappointed in our results. They feel that fracking is scary and so they were hoping our data could point to a reason to ban it.”
#SorryNotSorry to the activists that hoped for environmental devastation. Science proved you wrong again.