Study finds no groundwater issues from gas well fracking

Michael Giberson The study referred to in the above headline, “Study finds no groundwater issues from gas well fracking,” is the same PNAS study I mentioned last week under the headline, “Study finds methane in Pennsylvania, NY groundwater associated with gas well¬†fracking.” I’m not now suggesting that methane in groundwater isn’t a problem, rather I’m … More Study finds no groundwater issues from gas well fracking

The sound and fury of the shale gas fracking debate

Michael Giberson Holman Jenkins’s Wall Street Journal column on the shale gas fracking debate seems to be right on the money. Jenkin’s writes: As a report from the Houston investment firm of Tudor Pickering shrewdly predicted in June, there will be no fracking ban. Too much money, too many jobs, too much revenue for state … More The sound and fury of the shale gas fracking debate

Fracking and water quality

Michael Giberson One of the issues surrounding development of shale gas resources has been concern over the effects of resource development (especially fracturing processes) on groundwater quality.¬† Congress has initiated an investigation of the practice, for example. Geoff Styles looks over the issue in “Shale Gas and Drinking Water“, concluding it isn’t likely to be … More Fracking and water quality