New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater ContaminationA new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.
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,
EPA Probe Demands More Texas Water TestingAn 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.
EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company ProtestWhen 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.
Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel QuestionedFirst, 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.
Fracking Study To Be Independently ReviewedCritics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.