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Wyoming pushed EPA to delay study on fracking: report

Reuters -- The governor of Wyoming pressed the top U.S. environmental regulator to delay its December, 2011 release of a draft study linking fracking for natural gas to contamination of drinking water, a news report said on Thursday.

Governor Matt Mead contacted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and persuaded her to delay for about a month releasing the study that found fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, had likely polluted an aquifer in the small town of Pavillion, the Associated Press report said.


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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 11:50:11 PM


What a surprise. The Wyoming Gov. lobbying for the oil and gas drilling industry.

It is time for full disclosure on all the chemicals that the industry uses in the fracking process. Water in the West is much too valuable a commodity to waste or contaminate.
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PimpinFoDaGaz
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 6:55:04 PM

Today's gold rush, the frack rush in the wild, wild west. Yeehaaawwww!
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johntxx
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 2:44:24 PM

2/2/2012 - EPA Backpedals on Pavillion Fracking Contamination
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SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 10:36:50 AM

I'm not much of an environmentalist, but we're SOL if the water supply gets contaminated.
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FunMyster
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 9:03:16 AM

Where is the truth?
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A2J
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 8:32:17 AM

EPA
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coughlin
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 7:13:24 AM

Let justice reign.
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 7:10:18 AM

Penalize the fracking company!
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skippypa
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 6:24:26 AM

Is this a big coverup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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afghaned
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 5:17:15 AM

WHY!!!!!
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 5:01:28 AM

...somebody's getting paid off...
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wendy1john32
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 4:44:10 AM

EPA still can't be trusted.
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leraar2
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 3:50:16 AM

they hanged horsethieves, didn't they.
how about some traditional western justice for these gentlemen.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 3:43:37 AM

I hope they hang the drillers who improperly disposed of fracking fluids. This clown needs to be in jail.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 3:33:35 AM

frick and frack
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 2:36:40 AM

Interesting read
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leemun
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 1:30:35 AM

The problem is not frackin. It's a defective well casing.
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 12:47:06 AM

Not a surprise. Another cover up again.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 12:28:03 AM

A politician hiding stuff, shocking!
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