December 12, 2017

Drillers Defend Injecting Diesel into the Ground

Tom Fowler, Houston Chronicle

Drilling companies injected more than 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel into the ground during hydraulic fracturing operations from 2005 to 2009, according to federal lawmakers, but the industry says the practice was legal.

In a letter sent Monday to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa … Continue reading

Bill to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act

111th Congress 1st Session H.R.

Ms. DeGette (for herself, Mr. Hinchey, and Mr. Polis of Colorado) introduced the following bill:

To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.

See Bill Here

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Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?

Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Nov. 13, 2008, 1 p.m

In July, a hydrologist dropped a plastic sampling pipe 300 feet down a water well in rural Sublette County, Wyo., and pulled up a load of brown oily water with a foul smell. Tests showed it contained benzene, a chemical believed to … Continue reading