Contamination

Texas High Court to Hear ExxonMobil Permian Groundwater Dispute

The Supreme Court of Texas agreed Friday to hear ExxonMobil Corp.’s arguments regarding a dispute with ranch owners in the Permian Basin concerning environmental impacts to freshwater from old oil and natural gas wells.

September 2, 2016

UK Surveys Show Opinion Shifting in Favor of Unconventional Drilling

A report by the United Kingdom’s University of Nottingham indicates that public opinion in the country is beginning to shift in favor of unconventional natural gas development, which uses hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 16, 2013

Range Resources Settlement Docs Ordered Unsealed

A county judge in Pennsylvania has ordered court records from a water contamination case involving several companies that operate in the Marcellus Shale unsealed and available for public view.

March 22, 2013

Noble Energy Cited for West Virginia Wastewater Spill

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ordered Noble Energy Inc. to cease operations and regain control of an impoundment pit in Marshall County after thousands of gallons of drilling wastewater spilled into a waterway in February.

March 11, 2013

EPA Seeks More Public Comment, Delays Pavillion Report Again

For the fourth time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its investigation into groundwater contamination near Pavillion, WY, this time until Sept. 30.

January 14, 2013

EPA Delays Pavillion Report Again, Seeks More Public Comment

For the fourth time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its investigation into groundwater contamination near Pavillion, WY, this time until Sept. 30.

January 14, 2013

EPA Issues Interim Update on Extended, Intensive Fracking Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an interim update of 18 studies that have been undertaken in its multi-year review of the potential risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas wells on public drinking water.

December 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Sides with Newspapers

An appellate court in Pennsylvania on Friday ordered a lower court to reconsider a request by two newspapers to have court records in a water contamination case unsealed.

December 11, 2012

Pennsylvania DEP Denies Allegations It Skewed Water Tests

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is calling for federal and state authorities to investigate the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), alleging that it committed fraud and misconduct when it tested water supplies suspected of being tainted by natural gas drilling.

November 5, 2012

IPAA-Backed Study Says EPA Finding in Pavillion, WY, ‘Unsupported’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data and analysis did not support the conclusion linking water contamination in Pavillion, WY, to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, according to a new analysis released Wednesday.

May 18, 2012
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