Fracking Foes Find Ammo In Hidden Pollution Data

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 7:04 PM EST) -- New revelations regarding well-water contamination from hydraulic fracturing operations and public reporting discrepancies have raised concerns about transparency surrounding the controversial drilling technique, which experts say will likely bolster anti-fracking sentiment and spur fresh litigation.

An investigation published earlier this week by the Associated Press found several confirmed cases of water pollution near drilling sites and noted that Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia provided only “general outlines” in response to data requests for fracking-related complaints.

The report falls short of uncovering a smoking gun when it...
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