Listen To Hannity's Guest Set The Record Straight On How Fracking Pollutes Water

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.

[CROSSTALK]

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. 

HANNITY: No.

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. 

Previously

Why Media Shouldn't Glorify PA's Fracking Industry

Newsweek, Wash. Times Publish False Headlines About EPA Fracking Study

Trump Adviser Stephen Moore Compares Fracking To "The Cure For Cancer"

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Environment & Science
Network/Outlet
Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Austan Goolsbee, Sean Hannity
Show/Publication
The Sean Hannity Show
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