Sunday, February 7, 2010

More Fodder For Frac Act Backers As Pa. Officials Shut Down Fracking Ops

State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials in Pennsylvania have ordered Texas-based Cabot Oil and Gas to stop all hydraulic fracturing activities in Susquehanna County after a series of chemical spills into local groundwater supplies. ProPublica reported on Friday that DEP officials shut down all of Cabot’s hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in response to the latest of three spills traced to the company and its drilling-service contractors, Halliburton and Baker Tanks....
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