February 27, 2011

"Burning the furniture to heat the house"

That's a quote from John H. Quigley, "who left last month as secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources", in what's apparently the first of a series of articles in the New York Times on shale gas drilling. This first one looks at regulation of the water from hydrofracking gas wells. (Free registration still seems to be required for the Times.)

There's also a video on air pollution, an interactive map on contamination, an animated graphic on how hydrofracking works, and a set of documents, some leaked, on the waste.

Update: Here's part two of the series, looking at recycling wastewater. Also, a critique of sources for the first article.

Update: And here's part three of the series. Think the EPA will protect you? Think again.

Posted by simon at February 27, 2011 7:17 AM in
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