29 Jul '11, 5pm

EPA Seeks to Control Pollution from Facked Natural Gas Wells

EPA Seeks to Control Pollution from Facked Natural Gas Wells

The proposal, issued to meet a court deadline, addresses air pollution problems reported in places such as Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania and Colorado, where new drilling techniques have led to a rush to obtain natural gas that was once considered inaccessible. More than 25,000 wells are being drilled annually by deploying fracking. Racking injects sand, water and chemicals to support drilling activity so that are shale formations containing natural gas and oil can be fractured, thus allowing the petroleum compounds to emerge.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/29/epa-seeks-to-control-...

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