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Not so fast, Mr. Inhofe.

Oklahoma’s U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and environmental activists see the world in different ways, and they also took very different findings from a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on health risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

So FactCheck.org got to the bottom of the matter by actually reading and analyzing the EPA’s study into the potential impact oil and gas fracking could have on drinking water resources.

Inhofe said the EPA report “confirms” that the practice is “safe.” However, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is sure the same report proves contamination.

Let’s roll the tape. FactCheck.org confirmed the study “in fact reported specific cases of water contamination.” However, the contamination was not as widespread as the NRDC claimed.

“The reality of the situation is more nuanced,” FactCheck.org concluded.

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