Fracking

October 3, 2013--Fracking water: It’s just so hard to clean (National Geographic)

Another crack in the “fracking is safe” story for the industry to address. You know that fracking thing? For the uninitiated, hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) is the technique of injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pressures into shale and other tight rock formations to release the fuel trapped inside.


October 4, 2009--Report: gas industry execs starting to see the light on chemical disclosure (Colorado Independent)

The oil and gas industry is starting to see some cracks in its to-date united front against federal oversight of the common drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.


August 28, 2009--Wyoming wells show possible fracking pollution; Garfield County watches (Aspen Times)

Government scientists believe they have found indications that natural-gas drilling activities may have polluted groundwater sources in Wyoming. Scientists testing water from domestic wells in the area around Pavillion, Wyo., for the Environmental Protection Agency say they have found methane gas, hydrocarbons, lead and copper in water from the well of a rancher named Louis Meeks.

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