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“I happen to be a member of the environmental committee … And I talk to scientists who tell me fracking is doing terrible things to water systems all over this country.” 

Bernie Sanders, candidate for Democratic Leader, USA (source)

 

 

 

News - Oil & Gas Industry – Water

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-04-25

GlobeNewswire.com (USA)

Bakken (BWTX) Subsidiary Dakota Energy Completes Large Sale of Water Source

 

2017-12-21

Thedenverchannel.com Colorado, USA

Audio: High levels of benzene released at Weld County oil and gas site

- benzene (AO Info: Spills & Explosions)

- AO Info: Health & Safety

2017-06-23

Globe and Mail

Trudeau government proposes opening St. Lawrence marine protected area to oil exploration

Shawn McCarthy

 

 

2017-05-01

Sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

California Farmer Sues Oil Companies For Allegedly Contaminating Water Supply, Killing Crops

Christin Ayers

2017-01-30

EcoWatch / Laurel Peltier

9,442 Citizen-Reported Fracking Complaints Reveal 12-Years of Suppressed Data

Laurel Peltier

2017-01-24

CBC News

Alberta research shows fracking fluids cause 'significant' harm to fish

Bob Weber

2017-01-03

TulsaWorld.com (USA)

Extreme contamination in Bird Creek tributary an ongoing mystery

Kelly Bostian

 

2016-12-13

NYTimes.com

Reversing Course, E.P.A. Says Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

Coral Davenport

2016-09-29

Occupy.com

EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico

Mike Ludwig

2016-08-11

EcoWatch / Americans Against Fracking

EPA Science Advisory Board: Agency's Fracking Study Ignored Significant Water Contamination Cases

Americans Against Fracking

2016-07-18

TheTyee.ca

Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills

Andrew Nikiforuk

- corexit

2016-07-15

Forbes.com

Fracking Not The Source Of Water Contamination

Sam Lemonick

2016-06-03

EcoWatch / DeSmog Blog

New Federal Report Shows Dimock Water Was Unsafe to Drink After All

Sharon Kelly

2016-04-01

EcoWatch / Andy Rowell

Stanford Scientists Find Fracking Linked to Groundwater Contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming

Andy Rowell, Oil Change International

2016-03-10

EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

Jury Awards Two Dimock Couples $4.2 Million After Finding Cabot Oil & Gas Negligent in Fracking Contamination Case

Stefanie Spear

- Josh Fox video

2016-03-08

EcoWatch / Wenonah Hauter

Democratic Debate Brings Anti-Fracking Movement to Center Stage

Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch USA

2016-01-04

Midland Reporter Telegram /

MRT.com (USA)

One man dies in water-treatment plant explosion

Brandon Mulder

2015-06-09

Theoec.org / Ohio Environmental Council

US EPA’S Study Confirms Water Contamination Caused by Fracking

Melanie Houston

2015-05-04

ABC News

Study: Trace Amount of Drilling Fluid Found in Water Well

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press

2015-03-09

Ambient Water

Ambient Water Featured in Prominent Oil & Gas Industry Publication

- atomspheric water generation technology

2015-02-28

Radio Tamazuj (Sudan)

Study: ‘Direct link’ between oil exploration and water pollution in Unity

 

2014-10-07

Desmog Blog

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

Mike Gaworecki

- California

2014-09-29

ThinkProgress.org

Pennsylvania Finally Reveals Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water Hundreds Of Times

Katie Valentine

2014-09-02

ThinkProgress.org

Scientists Find “Alarming” Amount of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Texas Fracking Sites

Emily Atkin

2014-08-28

Associated Press / triblive.com

DEP releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling

The Associated Press

2014-08-13

OGJ.com

Eagle Ford water recycling thrives following change in Texas Railroad Commission rules

Justin Scott

2014-07-18

EcoWatch / ProPublica (USA)

Extreme Drought in CA Triggers Halting of Fracking Waste Injection to Avoid Aquifer Contamination

Abrahm Lustgarten

- California drought & frack waste injection

2014-

The National (CBC Player)

Video: California Dry:  CBC Documentary (13 mins)

 

2014-06-16

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Wyoming Residents Frustrated With State’s Fracking-Funded Water Contamination Investigation

Brandon Baker

2014-06-09

EcoWatch

Scientists: Fracking Linked to Groundwater Contamination

- Steve Lipsky

2014-05-28

Blogs.star-telegram.com

Railroad Commission says methane in Parker County wells can't be tied to Barnett production

 

2014-05-22

Texas Tribune (USA)

Railroad Commission Sides With Driller on Well Protest

Neena Satija and Jim Malewitz

2014-02-05

RT.com

Fracking is draining water from US areas suffering major shortages - report

USA

2014-01-17

The Republic

New testing finds contamination in North Texas water spreading; scientists point to driller

Ramit Plushnick-Masti, AP

2014-01-06

Huffington Post

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least 4 States, Casting Doubt On Safety Of Boom

Kevin Begos

2014-01-05

USA Today (USA)

4 states confirm water pollution from drilling

Kevin Begos, AP

2013-12-30

Daily Mail (UK)

Now that’s what you call fire water! Dakota man discovers his tap water is flammable… and he has been washing his teeth and bathing in it for years

Tom Gardner

North Dakota, USA

2013-12-24

EcoNews / Earthworks (USA)

Inspector General Finds EPA Justified in Intervening to Protect Drinking Water from Fracking

 

2013-11-26

Westcoast Native News

(Video) Burning Water

Derrick

- Rosebud River Valley, Alberta (one hour east of Calgary)

2013-10-30

EcoNews / EcoWatch

New Report Exposes Impacts of Fracking on Water

Water Resource Reporting and Water Footprint from Marcellus Shale Development in West Virginia and Pennsylvania

2013-09-11

Observer

Fuel leaked from Sarnia pipeline

Paul Morden

- caused Wallaceburg and Walpole Island to close drinking water intakes

2013-09-06

EcoWatch

Industry Expert Anthony Ingraffea:  PA Has Only Seen the Tip of the Fracking Iceberg

Video

“So it’s a certainty that water wells will be contaminated.”  Anthony Ingraffea

2013-08-11

Theguardian

A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

Suzanne Goldenberg,

Barnhart, Texas

2013-07-19

Telegraph (UK)

Water firms raise fears over shale gas fracking

Emily Gosden

2013-07-09

Stop Fracking the Great Lakes, International

Petition: Gov of MI, OH, PA, MN, WI, IN, IL, NY, Quebec, Ontario Canada: PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES/ TRIBUTARIES FROM HYDRAULIC FRACKING

 

2013-06-24

EcoWatch / Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

Duke study finds higher gas levels in drinking water wells near marcellus fracking sites

 

2013-06-21

EcoWatch / TckTckTck (USA)

During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies

Emily Saari

2013-06-18

EcoWatch / BC Tap Water Alliance

Game-changing fracking wastewater report leaves little wiggle room for industry deceptions

 

2013-06-16

Ernst Environmental Services

Brief Review of Threats to Canada’s Groundwater from the Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Migration and Hydraulic Fracturing

Jessica Ernst

www.ernstversusencana.ca

 

2013-06-13

EcoWatch / Friends of the Au Gres-Rifle Watershed

Residential Water Well Fails in Michigan After Fracking Begins Nearby

Encana

Losing water pressure and water coming out of tap looks like milk + water report

2013-06-05

EcoWatch / respectmyplanet.org / Friends of the Au Gres-Rifle Watershed

Fracking creates water scarcity issues in Michigan

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

8.4 million gallons of water

trucking in 1 million gallons

2013-05-24

EchoWatch / Ceres

New Fracking Rules Leave Drought-Ridden States High and Dry

Monika Freyman

2013-05-23

Youtube / Sarah Cook

Light Em Up (A Short Hommage to Flammable Tap Water Caused by Fracking

www.dangersoffracking.com

 

2013-04-03

Ottawa Citizen

Scientist links crude oil to fish deformities, closed federal research facility

Bruce Cheadle

2013-03-05

Be the Change USA

A Must Read Account of Fracking Colorado

Phillip Doe

Impact of fracking on water towards the end of the article

2012-06-21

State Impact

Chesapeake to Pay $1.6 Million for Contaminating Water Wells in Bradford County

Susan Phillips

Wyalusing, Bradford County, USA

 

 

Other Information:

 

AO Info: Health & Safety

 

 

AO Info: Spills & Explosions

 

Youtube.com – search for “fracking”

 

Landowner & whistleblower, Jessica Ernst, sues EnCana and Alberta government regulators over water contamination (www.ernstversusencana.ca)

 

 

“The results of a new three-year scientific study show that oil production at Thar Jath and Mala fields in Unity State has polluted groundwater in the area to such an extent that it is no longer safe for human consumption.

 

A team of South Sudanese and German geologists found oil exploration in Unity State has made groundwater used by 180,000 people too salty to drink, and has contaminated the water with dangerous amounts of heavy metals.”  (source)

 

 


 

48 Hours Later…

 

“After the Oil & Gas Industry Report claims Fracking doesn't cause water contamination… poorly designed oil and gas wells do…

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection orders Range Resources to pay a $4.15 million penalty to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and Fracking Wastewater Impoundments in Washington County, Pennsylvania that contaminated soil and groundwater.

 

So let me get this right, Bad Oil & Gas Wells cause water contamination, and gas drilling and Fracking Wastewater Impoundments do too.

 

But it’s okay… because the actual act of Fracking doesn’t… hummmmmm.

 

The multi-violation consent (nice word for admitting guilt) order will result in the closing of five of the football-field-sized Impoundments and require Range Resources to upgrade its operations at two others to meet more stringent, but as yet to be adopted, state standards.”

 

Erin Brockovich (source)

 

 

 

 

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