Listen To Hannity's Guest Set The Record Straight On How Fracking Pollutes Water
Austan Goolsbee: "We've Got A Lot Of Places Where [Fracking] Is Poisoning Their Groundwater"
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From the October 5 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): We all want to protect the environment but we have proven with fracking that we can protect the environment. We've proven that we can --
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: In some cases I agree with that.
HANNITY: Excuse me. And we have clean coal and we've proven that we can drill effectively and clean and not depend on --
GOOLSBEE: No, now wait a minute. We've talked about fracking. And I agree that if you can do that in a clean way that does not poison the ground water, does not lead to earthquakes that are knocking people's houses down, that there are important opportunities.
HANNITY: All right, let me give an example.
GOOLSBEE: But we've got a lot of places where it is poisoning their groundwater --
HANNITY: No. There's not one instance where fracking has poisoned the groundwater. Not one. Not a single -- no.
GOOLSBEE: Yes there is. What are you talking about?
HANNITY: Tell me where it is. Where is it?
GOOLSBEE: In Pennsylvania.
GOOLSBEE: You had those people, lit a glass of water on fire.
HANNITY: OK. I am telling you there's not a single documented case where the drinking water has been impacted.