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EPA report: Pavillion well water tainted with chemicals consistent with fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft findings in its ongoing investigation of contaminated well water near natural gas drilling in Pavillion, Wyo. The draft report “indicates detection of synthetic chemicals … consistent with gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids.”

Alleged gas-drilling contamination of Wyoming well water scraps EnCana sale

The Canadian oil and gas company EnCana, which at one time held the record for the highest state fine for a gas-drilling spill case in Colorado, has been stymied in its attempt to sell a Wyoming gas field where hydraulic fracturing has allegedly contaminated groundwater.

Colorado gas activists point to old West Virginia fracking case as...

Anti-gas-drilling activists in Colorado are pointing to a 1984 case in West Virginia as the smoking gun proving the industry and government agencies that regulate it have been lying all along about hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater supplies.

Hickenlooper position on pit liner regs specific to one area of...

A spokesman for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial campaign late Monday took exception with a Colorado Independent blog post earlier in the day questioning...

Wyoming oil and gas regulators approve new rules for frack fluid...

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission today unanimously approved new hydraulic fracturing rules that require operators to disclose so-called “fracking” fluids injected into...

Uranium processing bill makes it out of Senate, heads back to...

The state Senate Wednesday passed a tough new uranium processing bill that will require companies to clean up past toxic pollution before being allowed...

Green investment groups urge EPA to fill information gap on fracking...

Green investors Wednesday weighed in on recently announced EPA plans to study the increasingly popular but controversial process of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas...

Enthusiasm for a Weld County oil and gas boom tempered by...

Weld County on Colorado’s northern Front Range is on the verge of another major oil and gas drilling boom, according to the Greeley Tribune,...

Ethics Watch blasts state for non-response to NYT on Clean Water...

Thirty-nine states provided information requested by the New York Times as part of its series on Clean Water Act violations called “Toxic Waters: A...

EPA data strengthens call to safeguard water in Garfield County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Oil and gas industry watchdog groups in Garfield County want the state to dramatically step up groundwater testing near gas drilling operations in the wake of new evidence that hydraulic fracturing may have contaminated drinking-water wells in Wyoming.