Whistleblower: EPA scientists paid off by oil and gas industry to conceal toxic fracking emissions

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

An explosive new federal complaint finally sheds some light on the great mystery of why exactly the EPA, which is tasked with protecting the environment, inexplicably sits back and allows the fracking industry to destroy the earth.

According to the environmental watchdog group NC WARN based out of North Carolina, the data regarding toxic emissions from fracking has been the subject of a long-term and systematic cover-up that involved payoffs from the gas and oil industry to at least one researcher for the EPA.

According to a federal complaint filed by the group with the Inspector General of the EPA, “there has been a persistent and deliberate cover-up that has prevented the agency from requiring the natural gas industry to make widespread, urgently needed and achievable reductions in methane venting and leakage (’emissions’) across the nation’s expanding natural gas infrastructure.”

They stated: “Studies relied upon by EPA to develop policy and regulations were scientifically invalid.”

The group alleges that the man behind the cover-up is Dr. David Allen, who was the head of the EPA Science Advisory Board. They say that he concealed the under-reporting of two devices used to measure the release of gas from equipment used in the natural gas industry. Dr. Allen also happens to be a faculty member of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has received funding from the gas and oil industries for a number of years. Now it’s all starting to make sense.

Inventor of device used to measure methane emissions warned it was faulty

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