Pennsylvania Wants Record $8.9M Fine Against Fort Worth Drilling FirmEnvironmental regulators are pursuing a record $8.9 million fine against a Texas-based energy company they say repeatedly failed to repair a natural-gas well that contaminated groundwater
New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas WaterThe Texas agency that regulates the state's oil and gas industry says it's opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.
EPA Backs Down From Fracking Contamination OrderRange Resources was accused of contaminating water with benzene, methane and other toxic gases through a drilling method called hydraulic fracturing.
Gas Companies Caught Using Military Tactics To Overcome Drilling ConcernsThe battle over gas drilling is now being compared to elements of an actual battlefield. Energy industry officials were caught on tape at a conference in Houston using military terms to describe their opposition. One company says it uses ex-military psychological operations experts in its community plans.
Parker County Residents Nervous Over EPA FindingsLaura Kinney has often worried about the gas drilling just a few hundred yards from her Parker County water well.
EPA: Gas Drilling Site Contaminated Drinking WaterThe EPA ordered a Fort Worth natural gas company Tuesday to supply homeowners near a Parker County drilling site with gas monitors and drinking water after an investigation found high levels of methane in the residents’ tap water.