Today, the Ground Water Protection Council ignored the elephant in our drinking water and declared state regulations were adequate to protect our groundwater from hydraulic fracturing.
This move set me back for a moment until someone sent me the links page from the Ground Water Protection Council’s website. This proves how entrenched Big Oil is in every single corner of our government.
Alaska Oil and Gas Association
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) Under Construction
Domestic Petroleum Council
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)
Kentucky Oil and Gas Association
Louisiana Independent Oil and Gas Association (LIOGA)
Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA)
National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO)
National Environmental Services Center
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA)
National Petroleum Council (NPC)
National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC)
New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA)
Oklahoma Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)
Process Gas Consumers Group
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association (SWKROA)
Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO)
Water Strategist Community
Western Interstate Energy Board
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
Wyoming Independent Petroleum Association
The part in their name where it says PROTECTION, that’s not about protection for us or our drinking water. The Groundwater Protection Council is protecting the industry.
This is why every single person in this country who drinks water should take action NOW.
Hydraulic fracturing nightmares are just for the US. This from a reader:
Re: GWPC: US state regulations adequately protect water resources
No wonder the Groundwater Protection Council said what it said in its report. Most of the associations the Council links to are related to the petroleum industry! http://www.gwpc.org/links/links.htm
In my community, EnCana did not adhere to the laws and regulations in place to protect groundwater in Alberta. Ignoring company promises to protect our aquifers with layers of steel and cement, EnCana fractured directly into the aquifer that supplies my well. You can imagine what happened to my water.
The provincial regulators blamed me, I am forced to haul in safe water (no easy task) and EnCana gets to keep on frac’ing.
EnCana fractures in America too. Americans are living horror stories like mine. I think the Council is wrong.
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This organization sound like it is just another industry LAPDOG like the RRC and the TCEQ in Tx.
You obviously haven't read the report.
NO–because I saw the list of links and didn't bother. Fill me in on what I missed. BTW, am wondering who are the memebers of GWPC and where does the tax exempt GWPC's money come from, didn't find that on the GWPC web site. Maybe I just missed it. Again, fill me in!
Still no answer from the GWPC.