The recent report issued about the relationship between fracking and drinking water is a classic example of how the elite media generates fake news, in the effort to virtue signal and get readers.

In June of last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a report indicating that fracking isn’t causing widespread damage to the nation’s drinking water.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—after a four-year study that is the U.S. government’s most comprehensive examination of the issue to date—concluded that hydraulic fracturing, as being carried out by industry and regulated by states, isn’t having “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water.”

…The report was issued nearly a decade since fracking began helping unlock vast reserves of oil and natural gas across the U.S. It also bolsters the position staked out by the energy industry and its supporters: that fracking can be carried out safely.

However, as EPA Chief Gina McCarthy fast-tracks regulations and the climate change believers in government brace for the Trump Vortex, a few revisions to that draft report have been issued. A critical statement has been altered to read that fracking “can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances.”

The report is one of a number of actions supported by environmentalists that the Obama administration has taken in its final weeks in office, including denying a permit for a stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

….“While the number of identified cases of drinking water contamination is small, the scientific evidence is insufficient to support estimates of the frequency of contamination,” Mr. Burke said. “Scientists involved with finalizing the assessment specifically identified this uncertainty in the report.”

And yet…

The headlines flowing from the mainstream media would lead one to believe that there is now a significant pollution of the public water systems:

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I will simply point out that the EPA has officially polluted more water that all fracking ever has or ever will, as a result of the 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater that spilled into the Animas River. Furthermore, there is no fracking that as occurred in Flint, Michigan…the scene of truly contaminated drinking water, party attributable to EPA inaction.

The ingenuity of the U.S. shale-oil industry, coupled with advancements in fracking technology to make it safer and more productive, has diffused serious OPEC threats of production cuts. Additionally, microwave technologies may soon be used to enhance the production of both oil and water (which would benefit California, should it choose to remain in the Union).

Under Obama, fracking has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy economic forecast. Under Trump, one can imagine even more advancements that will lead to a cleaner environment and happier, healthier, and more prosperous Americans.