Tuesday, October 2, 2012

21 states in US using fracking

There is a good video about fracking here:


Truthout Reporter Mike Ludwig on RT: Are EPA Fracking Regulations Hurting Jobs?

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:25 By Mike Ludwig, RT | Interview On Tuesday the battle of new regulations on the hydraulic fracturing technique continued on Capitol Hill. The EPA put the finishing touches on new rules that are intended to protect the environment from the pollution believed to be caused by fracking. Many think that these new regulations will only choke the industry and prevent the creation of much needed jobs. Mike Ludwig, a reporter for TruthOut, give us his take on the new regulations.

Apparently the EPA is working on the fracking regulations in the US with reference to water  here:

EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

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At the request of Congress, EPA is conducting a study to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water and ground water. The scope of the research includes the full lifespan of water in hydraulic fracturing, from acquisition of the water, through the mixing of chemicals and actual fracturing, to the post-fracturing stage, including the management of flowback and produced water and its ultimate treatment and disposal.
A first progress report is planned for late 2012. A final draft report is expected to be released for public comment and peer review in 2014.

Contact the Hydraulic Fracturing Study Website Editor to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.

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