EPA: “Many activities in gas well drilling (and) hydraulic fracturing … involve injecting water and other fluids into the well and have the potential to create cross-contamination of aquifers.”
In a story published on 8/27/09, Jon Hurdle of Reuters reports: U.S. finds water polluted near gas-drilling sites PHILADELPHIA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. government scientists have for the first time found chemical contaminants in drinking water wells near natural gas drilling operations, fueling concern that a gas-extraction technique is endangering the health of people […]
Followup: What killed those cattle next to a ……………. Chesapeake well in Louisiana?
From http://arklatexhomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=62992 Update On Dead Cows In Caddo Parishby Erica BennettThursday, May 7, 2009 @06:16pm CST “The scene of a cow pasture in south Caddo Parish Wednesday was calm, uneventful and peaceful. But, that was not the case a week ago. A spill from a natural gas well caused at least 20 cows to drop […]
Encana, why’d you bother lining that pit at all?
May 14, 2009 – Encana buries frack pit waste onsite – right over a drinking water source. Colorado regulators are asleep at the switch. New York’s DEC inspectors are required to visit well sites just 3 times: before work begins, when the surface casing is cemented, and after the site is “reclaimed.” You thinking what I’m […]
David J. Cyr 12/02/08 DEC Public Hearing Comment
I am the State Committee Member for the Green Party of New York State, representing Delaware County; and a member of Chenango, Delaware, Otsego Gas (CDOG). [Extemporaneously: Is the DEC staff still here? Are you awake to hear this? The People are speaking, and it’s clear that Halliburton’s process is not drilling they can believe […]