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New study: drilling causes water contamination in Pennsylvania wells

An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pennsylvania revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published on Monday. “This is the first documented and published demonstration … Continue reading

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What happens when Energy Corporation of America abandons a well?

You’re probably familiar with the saga of Energy Corporation of America (ECA) announcing that it planned to bring “a little bit of the Bakken” to the Beartooth Front and elsewhere in Montana. The story, for the moment at least, has … Continue reading

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American Petroleum Institute “Good Neighbor” Guidelines sound nice, but have little relationship to reality

The American Petroleum Institute (API) this week issued its first-ever set of “good neighbor” standards for oil and gas developers. API Director of Standards David Miller said, “the API’s community engagement guidelines will serve as a gold standard for good … Continue reading

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