A report by CBS news on an EPA fracking study and drinking water chose to lead with non-scientific claims of residents who contend nearby fracking affected their drinking water in west Texas. Even though the residents admitted they had no scientific proof to document their claims.
CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez’s report aired Tuesday and noted that the EPA concluded in its six-year long report that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances.
Bojorquez took the time to interview Erik Milito of the American Petroleum Institute who called the report “fear mongering at its worst.”
Milito contends the data is clear.
“The underlying data is strong and it shows that hydraulic fracturing is an engineering technology that’s not creating widespread systemic impacts to the environment.”
Listen to CBS News and its story on the EPA fracking report.