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Research Links Drilling Activities to Water Contamination in North Texas

For years, some residents of Parker County in North Texas have believed that nearby gas drilling was responsible for high levels of methane in neighborhood water wells. Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences appears to back that up. The study … Continue reading

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Down the Drain: Who’s Watching Chemicals Used in Oil Drilling?

In Ector County, officials say roads like this have been used for years to dump oilfield waste, leaving lanes coated with slippery fluids. (Credit: Ector County Environmental Enforcement) A case of alleged dumping of possibly thousands of gallons of chemicals … Continue reading

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