The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that, despite claims by some that the water has been polluted by gas drilling, extensive tests in the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock found it safe.
Anti-science activists claimed that Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. polluted the local aquifer with methane and toxic chemicals. They also disputed earlier EPA findings that the water was safe. If your mind reels at the idea that anyone at the EPA is anti-environment and in bed with business, you are not alone. They have ceaselessly endeavored to take over more and more decisions from the public and Congress in the interests of saving us from ourselves. Nonetheless, if you are on the far left, even the middle left is the right, so they claim the EPA is a shill for Big Frack. They could light a match to the water, they claimed. Basically, like the Cuyahoga River catching on fire in 1969. Well, not all myths should be debunked. Even though it was exaggerated by environmental hippies (in reality it was just some oily debris) it remains a great way to make fun of Cleveland.