EPA’s Lisa Jackson Denies The Danger Of Hydraulic Fracturing
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This isn’t an easy time to be the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The financial stranglehold of industry interests is intense, and especially where energy policy is concerned, a dangerous battleground for politicians.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is doing her best to follow in Obama’s fence-sitting footsteps: pledging to protect the environment and American health in one breath, and then pandering to Big Oil and Gas in the next.
Jackson recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about domestic energy policy and production.
During her testimony Jackson pleased Republicans and their natural gas industry supporters that she was “not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself” had affected water quality.
Well, I’m sorry Miss Jackson, but you must have had your head under a rock for the past few months.
Apparently, Jackson has never met the president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, who admitted publicly that fracking has contaminated local drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania.
Or heard of Duke University, which recently published a peer-reviewed scientific study linking natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination so severe that some faucets can be lit on fire.
Mmmmm, nothing like flammable chemicals to keep you hydrated on a warm summer day!
Jackson’s statement is a total lie.
Learn more by watching the 60 Minutes investigation below, and then Tell The EPA To Get Its Facts Straight: Fracking Is Dangerous!