Jessica Ernst, a high-profile, Alberta-based environmental consultant, has released a comprehensive summary of science, facts and documents relating to groundwater contamination from the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing (download the report as a pdf).
By Laura Legere, the times-tribune.com, May 19, 2013
A number of us heard the news release from the Binghamton NPR station earlier tonight that the PA DEP has decided that the gas in Matt and Tammy Manning’s Franklin Forks water well is NOT from any gas well drilled by WPX but is instead from biogenic sources.
Interesting that … Continue reading
Westchestesr/Rockland Newsday reports on a trip NY State Senator David Carlucci took to view hydrofracking sites in PA, a trip that has increased his determination to push a bill he has introduced to delay any permits on hydrofracking until three studies on health and environmental impacts have been completed.
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Joel Dyer of the Boulder Weekly reports how a slowly unfolding benzene-contamination disaster for a local creek and, ultimately, the Colorado River, was created by the conflict of interest in the state regulatory agency’s role as both purported regulator and promoter. “This is, of course, just the latest example of … Continue reading
By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post published: April 22
The Environmental Protection Agency objected Monday to the State Department’s latest review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting that more work must be done before the Obama administration can determine whether to approve the 1,179-mile northern leg … Continue reading
By Tom Wilber, Shale Gas Review, March 26, 2013
More than four years after the explosion of a residential water well called attention to the problem, Pennsylvania environmental officials are still trying to solve water pollution … Continue reading
By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, Dec. 9, 2012
Oil and gas have contaminated groundwater in 17 percent of the 2,078 spills and … Continue reading
By Professor Chris Rhodes, oilprice.com, Jan. 1, 2013
It is found that high concentrations of salts, including those of radium and barium, are present … Continue reading
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Dec. 11, 2012
Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water.
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