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Protecting ground water from gas-drilling chemicals

January 2010

EWG's report, Drilling Around the Law, by energy analyst Horwitt, disclosed that companies drilling for natural gas and oil with high-volumne hydraulic fracturing were injecting toxic petroleum distillates into thousands of wells, skirting federal law and threatening drinking water supplies from New York to Wyoming. The report sparked Congressional investigations.

Key Issues, Toxics, Health Concerns: