Rural Blog reports on a study finding methane in drinking water that’s associated with hydraulic fracturing. In case you were wondering, the drilling industry is critical of the study. It’s methane that was found and not fracking fluids:
For the first time, a scientific study has linked natural-gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination,” Abram Lustgarten reports for ProPublica. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests “potential for widespread contamination of rural drinking water from drilling in the Marcellus Shale under Pennsylvania, New York and other states,” Mike Soraghan writes for Greenwire.