All Posts Tagged With: "Pavillion"
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It’s wise to ensure that fracking — which enables the extraction of gas and oil trapped underground — doesn’t pose unnecessary social, economic or health risks. Unfortunately, much of the research to date has been tainted by conflicts of interest — real and imagined — that have colored findings to provide ammunition for supporters or opponents.23Oct2012 | 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
“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
As many continue to question the scientific conclusions of the findings, both the EPA and industry representatives say the specific concerns raised in the report are not applicable to southeast Wyoming — because the Niobrara formation is geologically much different than the Pavillion area.4Jan2012 | 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
The finding set off calls for tighter rules on the fracking process. But Governor Mead called for more research, warning the EPA study could have “a critical impact on the energy industry and the country. He called the draft study
as “scientifically questionable,” and said more testing
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
State, tribal and federal officials, as well as residents and the natural gas company in the Pavillion area, are already investigating why some water wells there are contaminated.
A separate federal investigation recently discovered high levels of methane, benzene and other chemicals in monitoring wells.
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