Accompanying much hype, Range Resources announced that they are voluntarily disclosing information about their fracking operations in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale but all the information disclosed is available at the DEP.
Range Chief Executive Officer John Pinkerton. “We’re hopeful that our voluntary effort will help to dispel misconceptions about the process and allow Range and others to deliver on the potential of this extraordinary resource base.” LINK
I know a family with the following chemicals in their water after Range drilled nearby:
acrylonitrile, toluene, ethylbenzene, tetrachlorethalene and styrene
It doesn’t seem that they actually disclosed anything because everything at the link provided is a matter of public record.
Look on the bottom of page 1 and see:
“After Treatment Open Flow – Due to length of the flow-back period, this information is not available, but will be provided confidentially to the DEP upon request”
If the flow-back period is longer than 6 months, is this a get out of jail free clause?
PA OIL & GAS ACT SAYS THEY ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WATER CONTAMINATION 6 MONTHS AFTER THE FRAC.
I got the MSDS sheets from the Denton Razor Ranch well by asking.
Is this another PR scam? Star-Telegram fell for it.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Ok, quick poll: Is there anyone who is even remotely surprised by this?
A twist on a old cliche' -Industry moves an inch in the right direction, they take credit for a mile.
They didn't disclose anything that was not already known. Just more smoke and mirrors.