After dragging their feet for years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally announced that “fracking” doesn’t have a negative impact on drinking water. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, has been instrumental in creating a significant energy boom in this country that has served as the only bright spot in an otherwise stagnant economy.
Environmentalists, aided by the mainstream media, have maintained for years that fracking would cause devastating harm to nature. This includes contaminating the water supply for people in the surrounding areas. A common myth, that has been thoroughly debunked, was that residents who lived next to fracking wells were drinking water so toxic that it could be lit on fire. These kind of outlandish scare tactics have been used relentlessly by environmentalists in their futile attempts to demonize coal, oil, and gas.
At last the EPA, one of the most corrupt government agencies around, has admitted that fracking does not negatively impact the environment when done correctly. What was the media’s reaction to this revelation? Radio silence.
ABC, CBS, NBC and the major Spanish networks all completely ignored the story and Fox was the only major network to report it. The EPA has been one of fracking’s most outspoken critics despite report after report from other sources explaining that fracking is safe.
The climate change narrative is clearly unraveling. We recently found out that government agencies have been tampering with climate data in order to cover up the fact that the average temperature on earth hasn’t gone up in 15 years. The Keystone XL pipeline was cleared of any environmental impact by a State Department report and now fracking has been vindicated as a practical way to achieve energy independence.
Fracking is here to stay and for good reason. The amount of jobs and economic output this new industry has created is almost entirely responsible for keeping the economy afloat over the past 8 years. It is certainly responsible for the lower gas prices. It appears that these kinds of reports will continue to pour in and make it prohibitively difficult for the mainstream media to push the failed narrative that oil and gas are obsolete in this modern economy.