14 Nov '11, 1pm

Fracking Has "Real Risk Of Serious Environmental Consequences"

A day after the EPA told residents of Pavillion, Wyoming that they shouldn't drink their water due to chemical contamination, likely from fracking , the Federal report on shale gas production paints a grim picture — at least without some serious change in the way hydraulic fracturing is done. I'll just quote from Energy.gov 's statement on it: It is the Subcommittee’s judgment that if action is not taken to reduce the environmental impact accompanying the very considerable expansion of shale gas production expected across the country – perhaps as many as 100,000 wells over the next several decades – there is a real risk of serious environmental consequences and a loss of public confidence that could delay or stop this activity. Thus, the Subcommittee’s interest in assessing and reporting on the progress that is being made on implementing its recommendations, or some sensib...

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