EPA Launches National Study of Hydraulic Fracturing,
Responding to reports of environmental contamination  in gas drilling areas across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a nationwide scientific study  to determine if the problems are caused by the practice of injecting chemicals and water underground  to fracture the gas-bearing rock. . . con’t
Congress Launches Investigation Into Gas Drilling Practices
Two of the largest companies involved in natural gas drilling have acknowledged pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel-based fluids into the ground in the process of hydraulic fracturing , raising further concerns that existing state and federal regulations don’t adequately protect drinking water from drilling. . . con’t
These stories matter, if only for the environmental risk from oil and gas activities in British Columbia’s northeast. Read earlier articles HERE.