Fact Sheets – debunk the industry claims

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As part of your anti-fracking activities, you have all faced this argumentation from the shale gas industry or from fracking proponents: “America has drilled and fracked more than 1 million wells over the past 60 years, and in all that time there has never been a proven case of groundwater contamination caused by fracking.”

You may already have some arguments to answer to this false claim, but maybe not arguments to answer to all the elements of this statement, or maybe arguments you not always find convincing enough.
If this is the case, I very strongly recommend you have a look at this excellent article published on Ecowatch, which quickly and very clearly debunk the claim with solid arguments: http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/08/industry-mislead-americans-on-fracking/


ANHE has developed 3 “Fractsheets” that address the health impacts of fracking. In addition to describing the health effects, the fact sheets provide suggestions on how to reduce exposures and provides suggestions on ways health care providers, the public, and legislators can become engaged on this issue. These sheets can be used in clinical practice, for patient education, at advocacy events, and with policymakers.
ANHE Fract Sheets
http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Fact-on-Fracking-Providers.pdf
http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Fact-on-Fracking-Public.pdf
http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Fact-on-Fracking-Legislators.pdf


Fracfocus industry http://www.ngsfacts.org/
Fracfocus European version: The URL from Food and Water Watch – http://www.ngsfacts.com/