Thursday, March 18, 2010

More from ProPublica

Abraham Lustgarten 

EPA Launches National Study of Hydraulic Fracturing,
Responding to reports of environmental contamination [1] in gas drilling areas across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a nationwide scientific study [2] to determine if the problems are caused by the practice of injecting chemicals and water underground [3] to fracture the gas-bearing rock. . . con't

Congress Launches Investigation Into Gas Drilling Practices
Two of the largest companies involved in natural gas drilling have acknowledged pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel-based fluids into the ground in the process of hydraulic fracturing [1], raising further concerns that existing state and federal regulations don't adequately protect drinking water from drilling. . .  con't

These stories matter, if only for the environmental risk from oil and gas activities in British Columbia's northeast.  Read earlier articles HERE.
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