Friday, April 11, 2014

If you study and find fracking to be safe then hide your results

Gov. Cuomo of New York (D) had a study done on the reputed dangers of fracking. About five years ago. Then his health commissioner Nirav Shah delayed releasing the results - again and again. He said in January, 2013, that the report would be released within weeks. 65 weeks later it is still not available. Democrat & Chronicle

A leaked copy of the New York report says fracking is safe and will not contaminate ground water. New York Times (registration required)

ALBANY — The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret.

The analysis and other health assessments have been closely guarded by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration as the governor weighs whether to approve fracking. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, has long delayed making a decision, unnerved in part by strident opposition on his party’s left. A plan to allow a limited amount of fracking in the state’s Southern Tier along the Pennsylvania border is still seen as the most likely outcome, should the drilling process receive final approval.

The eight-page analysis is a summary of previous research by the state and others, and concludes that fracking can be done safely. It delves into the potential impact of fracking on water resources, on naturally occurring radiological material found in the ground, on air emissions and on “potential socioeconomic and quality-of-life impacts.”

Via Breitbart


Pennsylvania investigated a specific claim franking contaminated water wells in Franklin Township and found the contamination existed, but fracking was not to blame. Breitbart


Obama’s EPA is being very slow on its study. You can read the draft at EPA.

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