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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.”

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