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2013-01-16. EPA halted 'fracking' case after gas company protested

posted Jan 19, 2013, 10:31 AM by Alan Gould
| Associated Press. Relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 3. Excerpt:  WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) —… a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, … A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas. … the EPA had scientific evidence against the driller, Range Resources, but changed course after the company threatened not to cooperate with a national study into a common form of drilling called hydraulic fracturing. …A similar dispute unfolded in west-central Wyoming in late 2011, when the EPA released an initial report that showed hydraulic fracturing could have contaminated groundwater. After industry and GOP leaders went on the attack, the agency said it had decided to do more testing. It has yet to announce a final conclusion…. Read the full article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/16/epa-gas-company-protested/1839857/