Study Shows Natural Gas Drilling Not Contaminating Water Wells in Carroll County Funders “Disappointed” in Results, Hoping Data Could Help Ban Fracking

February 29, 2016 A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati has determined that natural gas drilling has had no effect on the quality of water coming from wells in Carroll County. However, the university does not plan to publicize the results, describing funders who were “disappointed” with the results. Quotes from lead researcher Dr.…

November 18, 2015 There’s no evidence of water-based contaminants seeping into drinking water wells atop a vast oil and gas field in northeastern Colorado, according to Colorado State University scientists working to protect and inform citizens about the safety of their water. Ken Carlson, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has led a series of…

November 18, 2015 In what the Yale University described as the the largest study of its kind, a Yale-led investigation “found no evidence that trace contamination of organic compounds in drinking water wells near the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania came from deep hydraulic fracturing shale horizons, underground storage tanks, well casing failures, or surface…

November 2, 2015 From North Texans for Natural Gas: The scientific consensus is that fracking does not pose a major risk of groundwater pollution. In fact, public data actually show that natural gas and fracking can help preserve precious water resources. Below is a list of major scientific studies and expert assessments that confirm fracking…

Properly conducted research, which has analyzed millions of air samples in Texas, finds that oil and gas activity does not pose public health concerns.  Texas has the nation’s most comprehensive air monitoring systems in the nation.  The so-called “research” activists cite are authored by known anti-oil and gas activists, funded by anti-oil and gas third parties.…

Well bore construction and design is highly regulated and technically robust. Groundwater is permanently protected by several layers of steel casing (pipe) and cement, as well as thousands of feet of rock. A 2011 Groundwater Protection Council study found well failure to be extremely rare in Texas (less than 0.01 percent). According to U.S. Department of Energy…

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its long awaited, five-year study, which finds “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” As many have noted, this is the most important study on hydraulic fracturing to come out over the past five years – a fact that EPA’s…

Once considered hopelessly dependent on foreign imports, the United States has recently emerged as the world’s largest oil and gas producer. The “shale revolution”—made possible by technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking)—has changed not only America’s energy landscape, but also the global energy market. But in some regions, concerns about water use…

Wells are required by law to be constructed with multiple layers of industrial-grade steel casing (pipe) which is surrounded by cement to create a redundant safeguard for underground freshwater supplies. The Environmental Protection Agency recently completed a comprehensive five year study of fracking’s effects on drinking water and concluded that fracking has not led to…

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