I write concerning the letter “Fracking and fiction” by Ezra Levant, Dec. 5.
Ezra Levant correctly took your newspaper to task for its publication of a transparently fake opinion piece on fracking.
However, he unfortunately took the opportunity, while “correcting” the record, to make further false and misleading claims of his own.
In particular, Mr. Levant says that “the EPA, and its state counterparts, have not found a single case (of contamination of groundwater by fracking activity), despite countless investigations,” and quotes former Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson’s comments to the U.S. Congress to that effect.
However, as Mr. Levant knows, subsequent to Ms. Jackson’s appearance, EPA investigators have uncovered a clear case linking groundwater contamination by fracking activity, at Pavillion, Wyo., a case whose preliminary findings were confirmed by the U.S. Geological Service.
If Mr. Levant is so keen to establish the truth about fracking, he should take care to pay more attention to the evidence.