Fracking

Pennsylvania community fights contamination after hydraulic fracturing

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:28

6:01 minutes (5.51 MB)

The controversy over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking continues in states across the country. Recently, the EPA said fracking in Wyoming contaminated the ground water. In Pennsylvania, residents are also concerned. As part of FSRN’s continuing series on hydro fracking across the country, Jim Krivo reports from Dimock, Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Dimock community go to waterdefense.org.

Gas drilling opponents voice concern ahead of NY deadline on fracking rules

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 15:54

4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)

Today we continue our series on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the United States by going to New York. Pressure from activists and environmental groups forced New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation to extend a comment period on fracking regulations. FSRN’s Rebecca Myles has more.

Colorado’s hydro-fracking boom prompts concern over health, environment

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 15:36

5:28 minutes (5.01 MB)

In Colorado, oil and gas interests are setting their sights on nearly 3,000 new wells. Recent estimates by Anadarko, a Houston-based company that wants to drill the wells, say Colorado’s Front Range is sitting on possibly 1.5 billion barrels of oil. Most oil and gas wells are hydraulically fracked and have traditionally been in rural areas, which has many residents and some local lawmakers concerned over the potential environmental and health consequences. In the first of a series of FSRN reports on the controversial practice of hydro-fracking, FSRN's Maeve Conran reports.

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