Energy Expert On New Fracking Report

Results of a new report on fracking were presented at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver, Canada.  Energy expert Charles Groat, principal investigator for the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, led the study and told the AAAS that risks associated with hydraulic fracturing may have been previously overstated. “There is work to be done, but a lot of these [problems] are common with oil and gas wells that do not involve deep-rock fracturing,” said Groat and  “problems blamed on “fracking” may in fact result from near-surface issues–gas leaks from old wells, cracks in casing pipe, and poor drilling structures.” Read more: aaas.org.

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