June 26, 2010
Fracking and the Environment: Natural Gas Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Contamination
Gas drilling companies such as Halliburton say the gas
drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing,
or "Fracking," is safe, but opponents contend it
pollutes groundwater with dangerous substances.
Now, new evidence has emerged possibly linking natural
gas drilling to groundwater contamination.
ProPublica journalist Abrahm Lustgarten reports
federal officials in Wyoming have found that at
least three water wells contain chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.