Drillers Need To Clean Up Their ActIt's hard to go a day without hearing something in the news about the consequences of the oil and gas drilling rush across the United States.
The rush is due in part to the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—in which drillers blast millions of gallons of chemically treated water into the ground to force out the oil and gas. But the drilling boom has also been sped along by industry deregulation.
Thanks to exemptions from our bedrock environmental laws, oil and gas drilling operations don't have to follow the same rules as everyone else. Three bills introduced in Congress would change this. Read more via Close Unfair Loopholes For Fracking Pollution – Earthjustice.