Therefore fracking operations are able to proceed unhindered
1st done in a frack job in Northern Texas
The lawsuit alleged that the injection of fluids for fracking must be monitored by the EPA under the SDWA
Used first in the Barnett Shale in Texas. This now allows formerly inaccessible gas reservoirs to be open for fracking
Gas seeps into the home of 64-year-old Charles Harper and his 53-yearold wife, Dorothy, from one of several frack wells next to their property near Pittsburgh, PA. The gas collects until it explodes. The bodies of the Harpers and their grandson are discovered under piles of debris across the road.
EPA reports that some portion of these toxic fluids remain in the ground after a frack job. However, report concludes “injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into coal bed methane wells poses little or no threat” to drinking water supplies.
Citing the EPA’s 2004 study, Congress passes Energy Policy Act of 2005, exempting fracking from the SDWA
By request of the U.S. Congress, the EPA issues a Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources, to be completed by 2014.