11 Jul '11, 9am

When It Comes to Natural Gas Fracking, France Learns from U.S. Mistakes

When It Comes to Natural Gas Fracking, France Learns from U.S. Mistakes

Fracking is the practice of injecting a chemical brine underground in order to jar natural gas or oil loose from shale formations. Fracking is not a new practice, and in fact it has been used in western U.S. states for decades without gaining much attention as a significant water pollution issue, perhaps because its effects on drinking water have been difficult to document in sparsely populated areas. The documentation problem has been exacerbated over the years because fracking has been exempted from the Clean Water Act and other federal regulations. Most recently, the Bush Administration widened the fracking loophole considerably, with the result that companies are not required to disclose the chemicals used in fracking brine, making it virtually impossible to prove a solid connection between a contaminated well and a nearby fracking operation.

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