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Monday, December 24, 2012

EPA Won’t Find What They’re Not Looking For

December 21, 2012 | Filed under: Blog and tagged with: , , ,  

Have skimmed the progress report of the EPA’s study of the impact of fracking on water resources,   copy here : And I noticed a few curious things, like the fact that the EPA apparently do not know much about gas wells, which is not too surprising, considering they were fracked out of regulatory oversight over oil and gas wells back in 2005 by the Halliburton Loophole. Take for instance this chart on page 17 which purports to show the difference between a horizontal gas well on the left, and a vertical gas well on the right. The bias is obvious in the illustrations, to wit:
“Horizontal wells do not encounter any gas deposits near the surface, and the shale is  far away from water bearing strata. No water wells are located near horizontal wells.”
Take a look at this rather rosy hydrologic scenario for horizontal wells:Read More