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US House Science,Space &TechEnergy and Environment Subcommittee -
Hearing to review EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Research - Feb 1, 2012 10:00am

Scheduled Witnesses
Mr. Tom Doll, State Oil & Gas Supervisor, Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Ms. Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Western Energy Alliance
Dr. Bernard Goldstein, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
The Honorable Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

http://science.house.gov/hearing/energy-and-environment-subcommittee-epa-hydraulic-fracturing-research

Related Article:
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/01/27/house-panel-to-quiz-epa-research-chief-on-pavillion-fracturing-study/



Industry complains about the use of the word "fracking" just to try and control the terms of the debate.
Even though they invented the term.

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP98dcc66f92764ea488c3211a338ce7c6.html




All fracking aside, natural gas is not as "clean" as supporters claim.
Mother Jones Magazine - About That "Clean Energy" Future

http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/01/about-clean-energy-future



Texas - News Video
Water broke through a containment wall at a saltwater injection well and into a creek. Land owners want to know why authorities aren't doing more to stop it.


First of all, that is not "salt water". That is toxic waste. Industry calls it "brine" to mislead. Industry clearly lying to local people about this containment breach, as the gravel-patched wall can clearly be seen in the video.

http://www.wfaa.com/green/Runoff-from-injection-well-site-worries-land-owners-138163754.html




Fracking with more foam, less water, is it any safer?
Akron Beacon-Journal - Gas well in Suffield fractured with carbon dioxide foam, minimal water

http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/gas-well-in-suffield-fractured-with-carbon-dioxide-foam-minimal-water-1.257323




U-T San Diego - Shale Fracking’s Boom Outpacing Health Protections
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jan/27/tp-shale-frackings-boom-outpacing-health/



Durango Herald - Fracking gets a new friend in Obama
http://durangoherald.com/article/20120127/NEWS01/701279934/0/s/Fracking-gets-a-new-friend-in-Obama


Upstate NY Newspaper Editorializes:
No fracking unless all questions can be answered
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120128/OPINION/201280302/-1/SITEMAP



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