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PA: "gas drillers do not have a great record of obeying environmental laws"

Amy Mall

Posted November 4, 2010 in Health and the Environment

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Thanks to PennFuture, which reviewed Pennsylvania's public information and found:

"So far this year, the gas drillers do not have a great record of obeying environmental laws. DEP did 1161 inspections and found 2132 violations."

As PennFuture states, "....the industry needs to tighten up operations and pay more attention to working in ways that protect our water, land and surrounding communities."

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Comments

Telesia WelkerNov 4 2010 03:54 PM

Does anyone know which drilling companies were investigated?

Amy MallNov 4 2010 04:07 PM

PennFuture may have that information. There was another report earlier this year that mentions specific companies; I blogged about it here:
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amall/shocking_new_report_pa_natural.html

jeff linzerNov 7 2010 05:45 PM

Gas drilling using the fracuring process with NO CHEMICALS is now being used by SW Energy with Ecosphere Technologies (ESPH.OB) uses tiny nano bubbles to clean water Onsite- No Trucking or Storing it in pits- then reinjects this water into the well- saving Millions of BARRELS of water and NO CHEMICALS.
Process is endorsed by Costeau's foundation and many other enviormental groups,
A tiny company but Haliburton and their toxic chemicals used in fracturing natural gas wells have the $$ and lobbyists

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