The plot for Matt Damon's film, "Promised Land" had to be completely rewritten, to nearly comical proportions, because research showed that the fracking claims that were the basis of the story showed to be invalid.Read more »
"We found no direct evidence that hydraulic fracturing itself had contaminated groundwater," says Groat. "We found that most of the violations were at or near the surface." The problems were not caused by the process of fracking itself, but instead related to issues like ruptured well casings that also affect conventional gas production, or surface spills of chemicals or wastewater.Read more »
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