Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition


America’s Underground Drinking Water at Risk by kim0917
12 January 2009, 11:48 am
Filed under: News, Quality of Life

When the oil and gas industry was granted an exemption in 2005 from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the fresh drinking water from underground sources is being threatened by toxic chemicals used in oil and gas drilling/production.   Americans get half of their fresh drinking water from underground sources.  This exemption prevents regulation and control by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Furthermore, because oil and gas companies are not required to report the volumes and names of chemicals being injected during hydraulic fracturing at state levels, neither the government nor the public can evaluate the potential health risks.  More information about these chemicals can be found at: 

 

http://www.earthworksaction.org/pubs/Fracking.pdf

 

http://txsharon.blogspot.com/2008/12/frac-water-chemicals-chemical.html

 

http://www.newsweek.com/id/154394

 

http://www.riverreporter.com/issues/08-12-04/fracking.pdf

 

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/05/05/fracking/print.html

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