Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Water Points

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Water Points

Article excerpt

We're disappointed in the Post-Gazette's recent coverage of safe, responsible natural gas development (June 20, "Duke Study: Fracking Chemicals Stimulate Fat Cell Development"). The paper ignored two new widely reported independent studies from experts at Penn State University and Yale University that concluded fracking is no major threat to Pennsylvania drinking water.

According to the Penn State research, in fact, Bradford County, one of Pennsylvania's top natural gas producing counties, "saw an overall trend of improving water quality." Meanwhile, in the separate Yale study, researchers concluded that "groundwater impacts arising from the process of hydraulic fracturing were not detected."

These latest independent, objective studies come on the heels of a recent multi-year University of Cincinnati study published in May, which also found no evidence of groundwater contamination from fracking in Ohio. …

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