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New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater Contamination

A new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas Geologist: Can’t Tie Water Contamination To Gas Drilling

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby,

05/28/2014

Wastewater creates white foam as it is discharged into a river. (credit: Getty Images/China Photos)

EPA Probe Demands More Texas Water Testing

An investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt North Texas residents from using water contaminated by explosive methane.

12/24/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company Protest

When a North Texas man reported that his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.

01/16/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel Questioned

First, the scientific credibility of a recent University of Texas study on fracking was questioned. Now, there are concerns centered on the special panel convened to review the study’s findings.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012