An American scientist sets the record straight about hydraulic fracturing

In a recent article, the daily Times Union reports that one of New York state’s top scientific experts has found no case of hydraulic fracturing leading to groundwater contamination. As a specialist on the underground features of New York, Taury Smith has been studying hydro-fracking practices for the past three years.

“Those are exaggerated problems; each incident wasn’t the result of hydro-fracking. There were incidents of groundwater contamination near frack sites, but they were unrelated,” Mr Smith said.

Former New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis said he agrees with Smith that the dangers of fracking are overblown.

Taury Smith said that allowing fracking would result in a huge boost for New York job creation and for income and business tax revenues.

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