21 Apr '11, 5pm

Chesapeake Energy Suspends ALL Fracking in Pennsylvania After Blowout On Eve of BP Anniversary

Chesapeake Energy Suspends ALL Fracking in Pennsylvania After Blowout On Eve of BP Anniversary

Chesapeake Energy announced today the total suspension of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at its Pennsylvania unconventional gas drilling operations , citing the still out-of-control blowout at one of its Bradford County wells as the reason to cease the controversial practice. According to the brief Associated Press piece about this development, Chesapeake has slowed down the flow rate of the chemical-laced water at the Canton-area disaster site, but the company has not been able to get the well completely under control. As DeSmogBlog reported yesterday , this unconventional gas well blowout - which occured almost exactly a year after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico - is an eery reminder of the lax oversight of the oil and gas industry's increasingly dangerous drilling practices as it reaches for dwindling fossil fuel reserves beneath the Earth's surface to feed our d...

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