Topic: Safe Drinking Water Act
The Environmental Protection Agency has granted some energy and mining companies permission to pollute underground water supplies across the US, according to an investigation by ProPublica.
Fracking – a modern method to extract oil and gas – may be contaminating drinking supplies in Wyoming. But EPA report on the impact of fracking is not conclusive.
12/11/2011 12:40 pm
According to the US panel, 'fracking' to release gas deposits in shale can be done in an environmentally responsible way. The industry hailed the report as refuting shrill critics, but environmentalists decried 'advocacy-based science' by a panel tilted toward the industry.
08/11/2011 04:32 pm
A congressional report finds that chemicals used in 'hydrofracking' to extract natural gas are known or possible human carcinogens, regulated under federal environmental laws.
04/17/2011 03:48 pm
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial process for extracting natural gas from shale. Critics of fracking question the environmental and health effects of pumping thousands of gallons of water and chemicals underground.
09/13/2010 07:09 pm
Fracking opponents carried signs saying "Kids can't drink gas" and "Protect our water. Stop fracking America." Supporters, including union workers eager for jobs, carried signs that said "Yes to science, no to paranoia" and chanted "Pass gas now!"
09/13/2010 03:43 pm
Some scientists and citizens want firms that extract natural gas to reveal what chemicals they’re using.
02/05/2009 12:00 am
Water and chemicals injected at high pressure can extract more gas – and possibly pollute drinking water.
09/17/2008 01:00 am