The EPA Can't Tell If It's Safe
When it comes to the safety of fracking, the EPA can't seem to make up its mind. In 2004, the EPA called hydraulic fracturing a safe way to reach deep-seated resources. Since then, studies by Cornell and others have shown a correlation between fracking and contaminated water, unhealthy fetuses, even earthquakes. In 2011, the EPA itself released a study suggesting fracking has contributed to the contamination of ground water in Wyoming.