Natural Gas Drilling - Hydraulic Fracturing

 

 

 

 Earthworks "Hydraulic Fracturing 101"

Includes discussion of the chemicals used, including the EPA list of hydrofracturing fluids, potential for contamination, disposal, best practices and tips for landowners

Eathworks Shale Gas: Focus on the Marcellus Shale

  EPA's "Study to Evaluate the Impacts to USDWs by Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs"

Chapter 4: Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

The study of coalbed methane (CBM) wells involved interviews with approximately 50 state and local government agency staff members, communications with about 40 citizens who were concerned that CBM production had adversely affected their drinking water wells, and searches for confirmed incidents of drinking water well contamination.

Our Drinking Water At Risk - By the OIl and Gas Accountability Project - A project of Earthworks

A criticism of the above EPA study

US Dept of Energy - Hydraulic Fracturing White Paper