16 Jun '12, 3pm

Fracking Industry’s Answer to “Gasland”: Devised by Astroturf Lobbying Group and Political Ad Agency

Fracking Industry’s Answer to “Gasland”: Devised by Astroturf Lobbying Group and Political Ad Agency

Map of the Depues' 10 permitted horizontal drilling wells from fracktrack.org; well permits viewable at https://www.paoilandgasreporting.state.pa.us/publicreports/Modules/WellD… (permit numbers 115-20418, 115-20459, 115-20460, 115-20461, 115-20462, 115-20501, 115-20502, 115-20503, 115-20504, 115-20505). An excerpt from Truthland shows Shelly examining a well casing on-site with a former Pennsylvania DEP employee, who describes its safety features: "Multiple layers of protection … You can see nothing's going to get in or out of this pipe." Yet this is exactly what occurred. WPX 's improperly cased wells on the Depue property are now being cited in a lawsuit brought by the neighbors affected , who are currently receiving drinking water from the gas drillers. It's not known whether the Depues' water has been harmed by the casing leaks. * Energy In Depth has not exactly been f...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/fracking-industry-s-answer-gasl...

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