It’s not news to us, but the evidence continues to build that nothing good comes of allowing fracking. Here’s a report from our Bucks County Courier Times, that adds to the irrefutable evidence.
The industry continues to assert that fracking can be done safely. Still, the evidence shows that profit-driven businesses are not up to the task and often lobby to prevent authorities from holding them accountable. I should not need to remind readers that taxpayers are paying to close hundreds of thousands of abandoned wells. If fracking can be done safely, then every case of leaks, venting, water degradation, and well abandonment is a case of negligence–is it not? I don’t see the industry stepping up to take responsibility for the damage it has done through past negligence. Nor are they lobbying for rigorous enforcement to keep marginal operators in line and to fund the mitigation of damage done.