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Shocker: EPA Quietly Withdraws Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Shocker: EPA Quietly Withdraws Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Last year an EPA study of groundwater in Pavilion, Wyoming, made national news as the “first link” between fracking and groundwater contamination. That was big news for the anti-fracking activists who touted the study endlessly as proof that the gas/oil drilling technique is dangerous and “poisons” groundwater. But there were problems with the EPA’s study

USGS Estimate Of Recoverable Oil In North Dakota Increases 102%

This breaking now from Senator John Hoeven’s office. After requesting another survey by the United States Geological Service, that agency has nearly doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil in North Dakota. The USGS has gone from an estimate of 3.65 billion recoverable barrels to 7.4 billion. That’s a 102% increase. Sadly, this great news

USGS Says Red River Flood Monitoring Threatened By Sequester

“I went to check the level for the Red River and low and behold, sequestration has struck again,” a Fargo-area reader emailed me this morning. Sure enough, here’s the “threatened gage” warning on the USGS website: Just so we’re clear, the sequester spending reductions are tiny, and aren’t even real spending cuts but merely reductions

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