Monthly Archives: April 2012

EPA Backpedals on Fracking Contamination – from Brandon Davis, Swan Energy Colorado

Texas Water-Pollution Suit Dropped; Third Recent Setback on Drilling for Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its claim that an energy company contaminated drinking water in Texas, the third time in recent months that the agency has backtracked on high-profile local allegations linking natural-gas drilling and water pollution.

On Friday, the agency told a federal judge it withdrew an administrative order that alleged Range Resources Corp. had polluted water wells in a rural Texas county west of Fort Worth. Under an agreement filed in U.S. court in Dallas, the EPA will also drop the lawsuit it filed in January 2011 against Range, and Range will end its appeal of the…continue reading

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