Friday, July 19, 2013

Fracking: The good, the bad, the ugly

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

ANOTHER DAY IN THE SHALE: Photos from ADEQ show leaks in waste pit from a gas exploration operation in Van Buren County.
  • ANOTHER DAY IN THE SHALE: Photos from ADEQ show leaks in waste pit from a gas exploration operation in Van Buren County.

A smorgasbord of fracking headlines today:

* FORMER MOBIL VICE PRESIDENT WARNS OF FRACKING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: In this interview, the former energy exec, Louis Allstadt, says fracking is "conventional drilling on steroids" and in need of tighter regulation.

* THE CLUB FOR GROWTH'S MAN IN ARKANSAS's 4TH DISTRICT:

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* ONE-YEAR STUDY FINDS FRACKING CHEMICALS DID NOT SPREAD INTO DRINKING WATER: That's the verdict so far in a federal test of migration of fluids in western Pennsylvania. This is study Cotton was cheering along with the gas industry.

* BUT, SOMETIMES S*** HAPPENS: This is a link to a Department of Environmental Quality report on a leak at a Southwestern Energy waste pit in Van Buren County (behind the Clinton Walmart). It included the photos at top. The source of the leaking fluid, heavy with salts, hadn't been determined at this report.

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