Saturday, June 13, 2015

How Corporate Media Whitewashed the EPA’s Fracking Study

To reach their conclusions, the EPA did not investigate, collect evidence, or test in the field, but instead aggregated the reports and research of others for analysis. Although this is a perfectly acceptable practice, the shaky availability and reliability of information from one group on which they depended means pivotal information was either incomplete or lacking entirely.
At issue is the EPA’s fairly significant dependence on the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry for an account of which chemicals are employed in the fracking process. Well operators in some states are required by regulation to disclose their chemical mixtures and some are not, but either way, FracFocus disclosures are not only voluntary, but also subject to proprietary conditions. If the compound is considered a trade secret, it will remain unknown and unreported to the site.
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