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The Whole Fracking Debate Is Based On Bad Science

Business Insider -- In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too.

Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little — or nothing— to back them.

For example, reports that breast cancer rates rose in a region with heavy gas drilling are false, researchers told The Associated Press.

And Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major cancer advocacy group based in Dallas, said it sees no evidence of a spike, either.

"We don't," said Chandini Portteus, Komen's vice president of research, adding that they sympathize with people's fears and concerns, but "what we do know is a l


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 6:53:09 AM

in today's world, you can buy a researcher who will put their name on a piece of paper and certify whatever you want if you have enough money to pay the person.
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 7:31:00 PM

I figured the fracking debate was phoney baloney.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:05:59 AM

I don't always agree w/ tomok, but agree w/ this up to "...surface."
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 12:24:27 PM

Thank you for posting.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:31:38 PM


Like tomok said,...."Limit Fracking and Bad Science, protect the surface and ground waters, people and animals at all times! Fracking water and sand contains pollutants released from underground rock and brought to the surface: Lead, Methane, various gasses and chemicals and whatever else that maybe contained in the underground rock or sand deposits. Do Not dispose of waste fracking water into the underground structure but treat the waste fracking water for careful and safe release on the surface."

Totally agree!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 4:18:40 PM

Politics is often based on bad science.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 7:48:02 AM

The truth is often lost in politics.
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tomok
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Limit Fracking and Bad Science, protect the surface and ground waters, people and animals at all times! Fracking water and sand contains pollutants released from underground rock and brought to the surface: Lead, Methane, various gasses and chemicals and whatever else that maybe contained in the underground rock or sand deposits. Do Not dispose of waste fracking water into the underground structure but treat the waste fracking water for careful and safe release on the surface.
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12/22/2012!
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comprof
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:49:22 AM

This and global warming are all based on alarmist misapplying incomplete or insufficient data to accomplish or obtain political or financial gain. What is amazing is how they fraudulently modify the data to accomplish their goal and our worthless news medias do nothing to expose them.
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good for you today, bad for you tommorrow,good for you today, bad for you tommorrow,good for you today, bad for you tommorrow,good for you today, bad for you tommorrow
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:33:09 PM

This whole article is tainted by a bad headline. Neither the spurious claims against fracking nor the unwarranted rosy scenarios are based on science, good or bad. These are irrational or emotional arguments that distort the actual scientific data. Sadly, not enough research has been done to prove either side of the issue. We should not be in such a fracking hurry and give the science time to catch up.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:32:44 PM

A new myth like greenies cause cancer should have a scientific study conducted about it.
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:13:33 PM

Hmm, some details made up maybe, still don't see how fracking could cause earthquakes, man has figured out how to move the whole tatonic plate? I don't think so
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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:10:20 PM

As with many debates, there are two sides, and the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:09:29 PM

i take what either side has to say with a grain of salt.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:07:58 PM

Bad Science or just real good spin of the facts?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:07:00 PM

Time will tell the truth.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:06:07 PM

No fracking.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:05:45 PM

Don't believe anything you read from the greenies.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:05:26 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:05:11 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:05:07 PM

really
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:04:29 PM

time will tell
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:03:53 PM

The greenies will always use distortion and lies.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:03:52 PM

Old news!!

This site has too many cookies!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:02:59 PM

Here is the deal.

Fracking works which is bad news for the green agenda types.

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:02:45 PM

crooked
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:01:24 PM


I think I was as naive as Brewingbiker from Tampa in about 5th grade. I learned quickly in Jr. High that the more I read a variety of views, the more I came to understand the world, the US and how both worked. Of course, I didn't have Faux News to give only one side of the equation!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:57:47 PM

pathetic
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:52:49 PM

"And Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major cancer advocacy group based in Dallas, said it sees no evidence of a spike, either." Now THAT is interesting.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:50:18 PM

NO FRACKING!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:50:09 PM

More fracking debates!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:49:37 PM

K
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:42:17 PM

My opinion on fracking is still unformed.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:41:19 PM

There are lies on both sides of the issue.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:39:05 PM

The Real problem here is that someone might put a few good folks to work, and maybe a profit could be made..... all 'illegal' under king barry.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:38:23 PM

time will tell, I don't think it will be good
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:35:28 PM

fracking should be outlawed
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:31:40 PM

Yeah? Tell that to those whose well water has been contaminated and now is undrinkable.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:31:05 PM

The opponents always misled.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:30:04 PM

Of course this is bad science. The "green" industry is notorious for their ability to make up facts.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:29:38 PM

There may be some truth to it an there may not! My self I don't know.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:29:19 PM

Fracking is a problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:27:38 PM

need a true neutral abriter
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:25:18 PM

Clarmont, to modify your comment here are a few changes:

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The Fossil Fuel Freaks are destroying our economy and way of life.

That is their goal. Back to the dark ages.

Let the Fossil Fuel Freaks walk. Let them freeze. Let them go broke. Let them go first.

Red is Green.

???????????????????

Really, what does name calling accomplish?

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:24:47 PM

There is no question that it can cause pollution of the groundwater as it happened in our area on several properties. You could no longer drink the water from your well and many got very sick from it.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:23:52 PM

The cancer risks may be debatable, but the water risks are not. They don't even test the water for the chemicals that are injected to do the fracking, but they test it for other things. How does that happen???
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:22:37 PM

Both sides can be wrong.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:11:41 PM

Depends on whose viewpoint you read. Needs much study. the consequences of a bad decision are irreversable
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:06:38 PM

ok
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