Gallery: Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wel...

 

President Obama’s has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced today that those wells will also be subject to inspection after the fracking process. Salazar hinted that new fracking rules will be delivered in the coming weeks that are meant to ensure safety during fracking operations and protect drinking water. The pro-fracking community seems to think that such “common sense” safety measures are going to kill the natural gas industry. Considering its impact on the environment, we’re not so sure that would be a bad thing.

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