All Posts Tagged With: "groundwater contamination"
A flop at the box office and with most critics, the real losers in the “Promised Land” debacle, are the environmental activists who pinned their hopes on a Hollywood movie to make the case against hydraulic fracturing. By promoting a work of fiction as “real life,” the activists proved just how little they care about the facts.31Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
To rational observers, it’s been clear for months that the EPA blundered in Pavillion, Wyoming, and blundered badly. But if you needed more evidence of the EPA’s missteps, and the agency’s desperation to save face, it came last month from an unexpected source: the federal government itself.8Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Pavillion Working Group met in Casper Tuesday afternoon to discuss progress on studies and technical investigations related to complaints of well contamination that residents blame on oil and gas drilling and production.26Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A fault from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania, which is thousands of feet below the surface, could provide “a quick pathway for fracking fluids to migrate upwards,” said Richard Hammack, a spokesman for the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.12Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“I really believe greed is driving a lot of this,” Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll told a meeting of fellow state regulators in Vancouver. “I think they’re just looking to be compensated.”10Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
For those concerned about their First Amendment right to voice ongoing concern about energy industry practices that may have caused water contamination in the area, Purcell had another message. “You can still get a cistern and still raise Cain,” he said.3Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
According to a Bloomberg News National Poll conducted earlier this month, a majority of Americans favor greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique that has reduced prices for consumers while raising environmental concerns. In the meantime,
an industry report says proposed EPA regs would hinder natural gas development.
The agency is looking for experts to review a controversial draft report released last month that linked drilling operations in Pavillion, Wyoming, to water contamination in the area. Encana, the operator of the natural gas field, had requested a peer review of EPA’s findings.18Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In a detailed press release to media, the energy company noted that many of the EPA’s findings from its recent deep monitoring wells, including those related to any potential connection between fracking and Pavillion groundwater quality, “are conjecture, not factual, and only serve to trigger undue alarm.”13Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A nationwide boom in production is set to fuel nearly 900,000 jobs and add roughly $1,000 to annual household budgets by 2015, according to a new industry study from IHS Global Insight. But concerns about environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing could temper the growth.7Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Legacy Reserves LP of Midland, Texas, said it will not buy the assets in the Pavillion area owned by Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. The company had announced earlier this month its plans to buy the assets for $45 million in cash.29Nov2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In what essentially amounts to an acknowledgement by federal officials that Wyoming’s “fracking” regulations are adequate, the EPA is not including the state in a much anticipated study of how the process affects drinking water.27Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
As many as 12 million holes have been drilled across the United States in search of oil and gas. Many were plugged after they dried up. But hundreds of thousands were simply abandoned and forgotten, often leaving no records of their existence.8Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The subcommittee will work to identify, within 90 days, any immediate steps that can be taken to improve the safety and environmental performance of fracking, and to develop, within six months, recommendations on practices for shale extraction to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.4Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued