Despite extreme environmentalists’ hysterical pursuit of evidence to conclusively link up the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing with the regional phenomenon of groundwater contamination over the past couple of years… What am I saying. The dearth of actual evidence hasn’t done much to deter the really hardcore eco-radicals, like “documentary” filmmaker Josh Fox’s now infamous and completely misleading image of drilling-area residents lighting the methane in the water from their sinks on fire, and his attempt to double down on the outright falsehood in his recent sequel.

But even the zealous and well-funded bureaucrats at Environmental Protection Agency have so far failed to find that much-desired connection. Last month, the administration suddenly pulled back from their study exploring the potential links between fracking and instances of groundwater contamination in Wyoming — based on the oh so unfortunate lack of science available to support their foregone conclusion.