The Associated Press dates back to 1846, 13 years before Col. Edwin Drake drilled the world’s first oil well near Titusville, Pennsylvania. In 2012, they get it right in telling the full story about misinformation being spread by the slimers.
A few highlights:
“Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little — or nothing— to back them.
Fears that natural radioactivity in drilling waste could contaminate drinking water aren’t being confirmed by monitoring, either.
And concerns about air pollution from the industry often don’t acknowledge that natural gas is a far cleaner burning fuel than coal.”