Drinking Water Gas Well in Wyoming

Published on April 3rd, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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EPA Drops Lawsuit Against Range Resources for Polluting Water with Fracking

Gas Well in WyomingThe EPA announced Friday it would be dropping a lawsuit against Range Resources. Range Resources has been accused by Parker County, Texas homeowners of polluting their well water with hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.

Homeowners claim the water in their wells was fine before fracking started in their area and that now the water is undrinkable. The EPA agreed at first, but has now backed down from the lawsuit filed against Range. The lawsuit would have required Range to fix any wells found to be polluting groundwater.

The EPA will continue to study the fracking process. They’re expected to finalize rules on emissions from fracking and other natural gas drilling soon.

Gas well photo via Shutterstock



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Heather Carr loves food, politics, and innovative ways to make the world a better place. She counts Jacques Pepin and Speed Racer among her inspirations. You can find her on Facebook or Google+.



3 Responses to EPA Drops Lawsuit Against Range Resources for Polluting Water with Fracking

  1. Brett says:

    There are talks of fracking happening in the Karoo in South Africa and there’s plenty of debate going on about it.

  2. Heather Carr says:

    That’s interesting. Are they drilling for natural gas in SA or another type of fuel?

  3. Pingback: EPA Delays Fracking Pollution Rules Until 2015

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