The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality released its final report on the Pavillion investigation Thursday, again concluding it was unlikely that hydraulic fracturing polluted nearby residential water wells in the area. The study concluded there was no evidence that fluids from hydraulic fracturing had risen through groundwater to the level of domestic water wells. The DEQ said their […]
Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures The Pavillion Working Group met this week for the first time since November 2011, delayed by the controversy that erupted over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft report in December suggesting a link between groundwater pollution in the rural Pavillion area and hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking.” The controversy has proven more […]
Locker and his neighbors deserve a conclusive determination of the source of pollution, because their property values have fallen and any new long-term water supply system is going to come with significant costs. If EnCana or its predecessors are responsible for any portion of the polluted drinking water supply, it ought to be held liable to pay its fair share.