EARTHblog has a the public release of information concerning the Pavillion, Wyoming water contamination case. My last post about this was: Water Contaminated With Hydraulic Fracture Chemicals
I haven’t read the entire report yet. But here’s a quote from page 26:
Many activities in gas well drilling, hydraulic fracturing and work- over’s involve injecting water and other fluids into the well and have the potential to create cross-contamination of aquifers.
Well, duh! We already knew that but it’s nice to see it admitted by the EPA.
Now ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten has a report on this case: EPA: Chemicals Found in Wyo. Drinking Water Might Be From Fracking
Legislation is pending that will close the Halliburton Loophole, but we need more support for these bills. Please ask your member of Congress or Senator to co-sponsor these bills.
S. 1215 – Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act
A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2766 – Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009
To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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