Fracking

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
People who live in close proximity to natural gas drilling sites are significantly more likely to report skin and respiratory problems than those who live further away, according to the largest survey to-date of the reported health effects of people exposed to fracking. The study, " Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status ,"(pdf...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In addition to contaminating groundwater supplies and destabilizing fault lines...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has put the ecosystems, water resources, and...

Further

Days after a report of “substantial gaps in oversight” at thousands of high-risk fracking wells, emergency officials announced a leak at Tioga, N.D.'s Ron Burgundy 3-23-14H fracking well, which is under a confidentiality agreement that protects its owners from having to tell the public what the hell is going on there. Alarmingly, 22% of North Dakota's 1,813 oil and gas wells have such “tight hole” status, probably because the state awards it to any operators who ask. What's most scary here:...

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