Sierra Club Statement: EPA Fracking Conclusion Not Based on Science, Say Advisors

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 11, 2016.  Today, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board released recommendations that the EPA should revise its conclusion report that fracking poses no “widespread, systemic” threat to drinking water in last year’s fracking and water to reflect the agency’s own science.

In response, Lena Moffitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Dirty Fuels Initiative released the following statement:

“The Sierra Club is pleased to see the EPA’s Science Advisory Board called out the agency’s conclusion that there is no ‘widespread, systemic’ evidence that fracking contaminates drinking water for what it is: not supported by scientific facts. The EPA’s own analysis shows that dirty oil and gas fracking contaminates drinking water, confirming what millions of Americans already know.

“Instead of blindly allowing destructive fracking to continue in our communities, we should extend statewide fracking bans and moratoriums that will keep dirty, climate-polluting fossil fuels like fracked gas in the ground and invest in truly clean, renewable sources of energy that don’t come with the threat of poisoned drinking water and climate disaster.”