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Submission + - Is fracking good or bad (

ca111a writes: CNN Money has an article with EPA's Director of Science Policy answering some questions about hydro-fracturing. EPA is planning to conduct a two-year study of this issue, but right now it's practically unregulated. Considering how even a far more familiar and well regulated technologies can sometimes create an enormous disaster, I feel quite uncomfortable hearing that EPA only now starting to look at the issue and acting as if they know nothing about it. The process itself "has been used for over 60 years in more than one million wells". And the way they call the process only adds more worry...

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson