Sep 10, 2018

On at least 32 occasions, on its website and in other materials, Food & Water Watch claims fracking has resulted in “toxic” and “poisoned” groundwater sources in the United States.  Other groups like Earthworks, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) have been just as aggressive and persistent in making similar claims.

  • “Fracking makes our drinking water toxic … Fracking companies make exorbitant profits at the expense of local communities, which may be left without safe water.” – Food & Water Watch, “Ban Fracking Everywhere”
  • “It is unconscionable that EPA is allowing [toxic fracking fluids] to be injected directly into underground sources of drinking water.” – Earthworks, “Fracking 101”
  • “Fracking pollutes enormous amounts of water in California.” – Center for Biological Diversity, “Fracking in California”
  • “Oil and gas exploration and production activities have contaminated groundwater aquifers within Ventura County.” – CFROG, October 2016 report to Ventura County Board of Supervisors

However, DRILLING DOWN, the facts show: