Articles on drilling and water quality
Mention Sublette County and Pinedale
November 17, 2008
Below are links to two articles on drilling and water quality, which mention Sublette County natural gas drilling activity. Both articles were written by Abrahm Lustgarten. who does international reporting on topics including environmental and energy issues.
The Denver Post
Denver and the west
Drilling process causes water supply alarm
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, November 17, 2008
Excerpt: "The contamination in Sublette County is significant because it is the first to be documented by a federal agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But more than 1,000 other cases of contamination have been documented by courts and state and local governments in Colorado, New Mexico, Alabama, Ohio and Pennsylvania."
Energy & Environment
Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?
by Abrahm Lustgarten - November 13, 2008
Excerpt: "Over the last few years, however, a series of contamination incidents have raised questions about that EPA study and ignited a debate over whether the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing may threaten the nation's increasingly precious drinking water supply…"