When will this fracking end? | Green Arkansas

Monday, December 8, 2008

When will this fracking end?

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I know.  I know.  There's been a lot of stuff here on this blog about the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing.  It's where a stream of water, sand and chemicals are shot into a well in order to crack shale formations and release natural gas.  One reason I write so much about it is that the word is a really good substitute for another word begginning in F, that I'm probably not supposed to write. 

We're learning more and more about this process as time goes by.  Some states, like Pennsylvania have required drilling companies to release the components of their frack fluid.  The companies usually withhold this information, claiming that it is proprietary, sort of like the recipe for Coke, or something like that.  Anyway, the information floweth like frack water and I can hardly keep up, so here's a rag-tag bunch of links for you to check out.   

Here's an article from the River Reporter in New York about the disclosure of frack fluids in PA.  Here's the graph to go along with it.   

Here's an interesting link that I got from one of our loyal readers.  It's testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, from a hearing on the applicability of federal requirements to protect public health and the Environment from oil and gas development.  I haven't had time to digest it, but it's interesting information on frack fluid, health risks, and all kinds of scary frackin' stuff. 

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