An energy outreach group says notable facts were missing from a report earlier this week on fatalities and sicknesses in livestock near hydraulic fracturing areas.

A recent article by The Nation magazine, in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN), accused shale development, including hydraulic fracturing, of contaminating our food supply.

The article reported cattle in North Dakota near a fracking area experienced weight loss and other negative symptoms and the owner didn’t sell the animals, fearing the meat may not be safe to eat.

In a response to the article by The Nation, Steve Everley, an Energy In Depth (EID) spokesman, says information missing from the report is as important, if not more so, than what was shared and the story only used scientific assessments tailor-made for an anti-natural gas crowd.