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Fracking's risks greatly overstated

Fracking's risks greatly overstated

In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater, notwithstanding statements from organizations like the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ground Water Protection Council to the contrary. Even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency itself stood up this past year and tried to set the record straight on this claim, with former administrator Lisa Jackson telling reporters that "in no case" — not one — has the agency found hydraulic fracturing to have an adverse impact on...

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