There are two main points from this article that I want to quickly address.
Ramona Nye, a spokeswoman for the Texas Railroad Commission, said in an e-mail that the agency does not ask drilling companies operating in Texas what is in the fluids they inject into the ground. That is because state rules for well construction have prevented even a single documented case of groundwater contamination from the injected fluids, she said.
“Therefore, the commission does not see a need to monitor fracturing fluids,” Nye said.
1. Just because there are no documented cases of water contamination does not mean there is no water contaminated because of hydraulic fracturing. Remember, the regulatory agencies that document contamination have been accused of conflicts of interest so severe that it was highlighted on Bill Moyers.
Two cases that come readily to mind:
Texas Supreme Court ruling discouraged suits against gas drillers
2. The Texas Railroad Commission claims our water is protected by the wellbore. Read what industry says about how the wellbore can be compromised by hydraulic fracturing. Texas has NO regulation specific to hydraulic fracturing