February 24, 2018

Drilling Down: Protecting Western Communities from the Health and Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Production


The oil and gas industry in the United States has expanded rapidly during the last decade, particularly in the Rocky Mountain region. But oil and gas production releases pollution that can have serious impacts on people’s health and the surrounding air, water, and land. Although these operations are frequently … Continue reading

Does an Old EPA Fracking Study Provide Proof of Contamination?

1984 EPA Report:  Fracking Contaminated Drinking Water

Three articles dealing with an early but ignored proof of aquifer contamination from hydraulic fracturing. The process was much milder then (in 1984) – less pressure, less volume, less chemicals, but “The report concluded that hydraulic fracturing fluids or gel used by the … Continue reading