23 Jun '11, 9pm

Fracking and Water: E.P.A. Zeroes In on 7 Sites

Bloomberg News A drilling rig in Washington County, Pa., where the E.P.A. will study the impact of fracking on water quality. The Environmental Protection Agency has chosen seven natural gas drilling sites where it will conduct case studies to evaluate the impact of hydraulic fracturing on local drinking water. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves freeing of natural gas trapped in shale rock by injecting copious amounts of water at very high pressure. It has become increasingly controversial as companies have turned to drilling horizontally at significant depths. Communities fear that this form of drilling may cause serious environmental damage, particularly if the chemicals enter the drinking water supply. Yet companies, arguing that natural gas is a cleaner energy source than coal, are eager to tap these bountiful underground reserves. Last year Congress mandated ...

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Fracking and Water: E.P.A. Zeroes In on 7 Sites

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