Photo Proof: Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

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"Photo Proof: Fracking Can Make Water Flammable"

Opponents of regulatory oversight of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, like to claim that there’s never been a case of fracking contaminating groundwater. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that drillers using the fracking process are ruining people’s wells. “In May, Pennsylvania regulators fined Chesapeake Energy Corp. $900,000 for contaminating the water supplies of 16 homes in Bradford County, Pa., with methane, including the water well at the Vargson home.”

Sherry Vargson, of Granville Summit, PA, lighting her fracking-contaminated tap water.

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