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EWG’s investigations highlight the inherent risks of the current boom in drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations and empower citizens and lawmakers to work for better regulation.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection about potential hazards of fracking in New York state. 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

 

Natural gas may seem clean, but it has a dark back story. As Environmental Working Group has reported, gas producers out West have drilled thousands of wells with hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," which involves breaking open gas-bearing formations by injecting them with water laced with toxic chemicals like benzene.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hydraulic fracturing, the process pioneered by Halliburton in which water and toxic chemicals are injected into the ground to force out oil and natural gas may finally lose its exemption from basic environmental protections.

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News Release
Friday, February 20, 2009

According to documents obtained by Environmental Working Group (EWG) through New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has not conducted a single test to determine if a controversial technique used to drill for natural gas upstate is a threat to New York City’s drinking water.

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News Release
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oil and gas companies in Colorado are injecting wells with millions of gallons of unknown fluids that contain dozens of dangerous chemicals linked to respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, immune, and other disorders, including cancer.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Sunday, December 16, 2007

As Colorado Gov.

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