Whistleblower exposes pro-fracking report in New York

Most of America has no idea what fracking is or how it keeps their energy costs so low. But the process, which releases petroleum and natural gas from extremely low depths, has also become a huge target of the left. Opponents of fracking claim that it damages nearby land and water supplies even though the evidence shows the process is perfectly safe. In fact, the Health Department in New York found it to be perfectly fine.

A whistleblower gave an ignored report to the New York Times which said, “By implementing the proposed mitigation measures, the Department expects that human chemical exposures during normal [fracking] operations will be prevented or reduced below levels of significant health concern.”

The report added that further study was unnecessary as it would “involve making a large number of assumptions about the many … variables that influence the nature and degree of potential human exposure and toxicity.”

Glenn addressed the story and the hypocrisy on fracking on radio this morning:

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So the truth comes out with regards to Fracking? 

    Fine then, we need to keep pushing the matter to the larger masses of the nation, the low-info voters and low-info people who believe news is only a 30-second or shorter soundbite and a headline of eight or fewer words in bold, gigantic type.

    God help us but we have a massive uphill war to wage.

  • landofaahs

    At least you’re right about fracking Glenn.  Redistribution of wealth always require middle men like Al Gore.  Well the Mid-East oil just paid Al gore for his efforts to keep us from developing our own energy.  It reminds me of why the Europeans were so angry when Bush invaded Iraq and messed up all the oil for food payoffs to the pols like Jacque Sheercrock, and Dumole nick the devil man.  Crooked pols are killing not just the U.S. but the whole world.

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    Hypocrisy – the art of the leftists, communists, eco-extremists, and other radical bands who seek to ensure the truth never comes to light as it would blow apart their insane theories once and for all.

  • landofaahs

    The average person is stupid and most of those are even dumber than that.—George Carlin

  • http://youtu.be/XEjnyMyJYTI Sam Fisher

    People who are against this are fracking idiots. It give us energy independence from countries that hate us why not do it.

  • Anonymous

    Who would believe there would be an earthquake in Kansas?  Coincidence?  Maybe.

  • Anonymous

    While agree that there is a lot of hysteria concerning frac’ing, there are still legitimate concerns.  As a professional in the area, I can say without a doubt that there is no way that an oil company can tell exactly where the formation is being fractured.  Normally that is not a concern, but in sensitive watershed areas, water sands can are are being damaged.  Now the chemicals/hydrocarbons being used in fractureing are one thing, the other is the physical damage to the water bearing formations.  Lets say you have a dry area and rely on wells to water your cattle.  The oil company completes a fracture and blocks off the water sand and renders the water wells useless.  There is no way you can tell for certain that it was the fracturing that caused this so there is no way a court is going to find in the case of the water well owner.  The result is a drop in the property value because it no longer has water for the livestock.  It is for this reason at least that care should be taken when issuing licences for a fracturing operation.  Forget they hysteria, these are the facts.  I dont say dont frac’ I do say use discretion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avis.scott.90 Avis Scott

    Thank you for a serious sharing of truthful fracking information.  The reports, TV shows, and movies with a negative slant on this process makes one wonder how closely they  researched their topic.  Thank you again. 

  • Anonymous

    the left are afraid of the truth! the ll that is whys why their leader is the father of Lies-lucifer

  • Anonymous

    I was trained as a astrophysicist and mechanical engineer with a basic background in the field of geological, geophysical and petroleum.  I’m not a PhD in “Earth Science”, but I do use logic and reason with what I’ve learned.  The Earth’s mantle is a complex, moving, living entity that is too massive to be affected by anything of short term human event and remotely close to the process of drilling, cementing, fracking and producing petroleum products or any related process.  We are at the mercy of Earth’s ever changing makeup: volcanoes, tectonic movement (earthquakes) geothermal zones (geysers and naturally occurring hot/warm lakes/ponds/zones) and a lot of liberals hot venting gases.  The ocean floors have many more volcanoes than the exposed land mass. Just take a look around and you will see the results of Earth’s distant violent past.  There’s nothing we can do but live with it.  The same thing is true with the so called “climate change”.  The changes we have are naturally occurring and, yes, cyclic.  The Earth/Sun relative positioning, the Sun’s ever changing energy output and our own Earth’s changing molten core is the cause.  We can’t control those events no matter how much human energy or money we throw at it.  Yes, we can monitor the events the best we can and maybe panic, but in the end all we can do is wait. 

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  • Anonymous

     I own a drilling company in Texas.  Most water bearing formations that produce clean drinkable water are thousands of feet shallower than the oil and gas formations that are being fracked.  Fracking wings that result cannot only reach a few hundred feet.  The only real way to pollute one of these water formations is for the drilling company to fail to properly complete the well which is a separate step of oil and gas extraction and has nothing to do with fracking.  Each state has its own agency that regulates the completion process to make sure it is done correctly.  And lets remember that if an oil company allows the oil and gas to pollute a water formation is is losing the very oil and gas it intends to sell for a profit.

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  • http://twitter.com/lisa_longo Lisa Longo

    So, if this is true, fracking is so “safe”, why does it need an exemption from Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts?

    And how can fracking ever lead to energy independence? First, reliance on a diminishing resource can never lead to independence, but even more important, most of the LNG is going to be exported as the price here is too low.

    So explain, how is this patriotic or fiscally conservative? Selling our national resources rather than reserving them for the day we need them? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HRGDJTXBNOQUJUIFHKTOND3N4I Ross H

    He starts out by saying that gas prices have gone down because of fracking.  Petroleum for your car and natural gas for heating are two completely separate fuels.  Then he doesn’t even know what a cubic foot is.  Then they lie about the history, safety and process of hydraulic fracturing.  And no CLIMATE CHANGE is not an international university conspiracy, but all fossil fuels are finite.  The US had the largest supply of oil after WWII, but we burnt it all in less than 50 years. But as long as they say America and Socialism enough times…  Please people, stop getting your information from these IGNORANT, LYING MORONS.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HRGDJTXBNOQUJUIFHKTOND3N4I Ross H

    Just like exporting all the coal we’re mining to China.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.camp.169 Bobbie Camp

    You sir are full of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.camp.169 Bobbie Camp

    I agree 100%

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.camp.169 Bobbie Camp

    Sleep easy knowing fracking is safe

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.camp.169 Bobbie Camp

    Fracking is safe as of 7/1/13 and most states are profiting from cleanenergy. Haters gonnaate. Frack on and keep sendingmy royalty checks.