The practice of fracking, or hydraulic fracture drilling has been a highly damaging practice wherever it is used and now Congress is asking the EPA to take a harder look.

Diesel Use in Gas Drilling Cited as Violation of Safe-Water Law.
New York Times

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Ken Cole

Ken Cole, Buffalo Field Campaign‘s Executive Director, is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He was formerly the Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Diesel Use in Gas Drilling Cited as Violation of Safe-Water Law

  1. avatar JimT says:

    Check out Western Resource Advocates’ website for information on fracking fluid problems. Not only are they using diesel oil, they refuse to disclose the composition of any of the various fluids they are using..proprietary concerns they say. BS. EPCRA and TOSCA are jokes…

  2. avatar Virginia says:

    How can these companies justify injecting diesel into formations containing drinking water? What a travesty!

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