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Fracking Contamination

Texas Family Wins $3 Million Judgement Against Fracking Company

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

A Texas jury has awarded $2.925 million to a family that filed suit after their air and drinking water were contaminated by an oil and gas company, a ...

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least Four States

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contam...

Study Finds High Levels Of Arsenic In Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Theodoric Meyer reports: A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of ar...

EPA's Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat Of Many

Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into w...

New Fracking Study Makes Surprising Claim

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New research on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania may only add fuel to the debate over whether the industry poses long-...

Study Finds Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into Drinking Water Supplies

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields a...

EPA: Water Safe In Dimock, PA

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said drinking water is safe to consume in a small P...

Groundwater To Be Retested Near Fracking Area

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two American Indian tribes announced Thursday they have agreed ...

EPA Test Results To Feed Fracking Debate

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's testing of scores of water wells will give residents of a small northeastern Pennsylva...

Fracking Pipe Leak Worse Than Thought

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) — A Chevron Corp. natural gas drilling unit says a leaking pipe at a southwestern Pennsylvania well site contaminated more soil t...

CDC Scientist: More Tests Needed To Determine Gas Drilling Impact On Health

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- One of the government's top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on huma...

Industry Insider Says It's Time to Make Fracking Cool

Andrew Schenkel | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Andrew Schenkel

Facebook, South Park and perhaps an image makeover are what the dirty gas industry needs to clean up its reputation.

Fracking Company Will Stop Delivering Clean Water To Locals

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Pennsylvania environmental regulators said Wednesday they have given permission to a natural-gas driller to stop delivering rep...

Wells Found Contaminated Near Fracking Blowout

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Testing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed contamination in three private water wells located near an Ap...