Many Americans know that the process of drilling for natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is big news here in the United States. But did you know it has also become a point of controversy in Europe? Indeed it has, and that’s why the prestigious Royal Society of England was commissioned to look into the matter to see if the claims of the green movement are valid – namely that fracking poses a threat to groundwater safety and the environment. And what did Britain’s most distinguished scientific body report? Well after reviewing the scientific evidence, the Society found that risk of groundwater contamination is very low, and that with government oversight, current fracking practices are safe
September 7, 2012 by CFACT,
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