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Possible fracking lawsuit | Tainted water resulting from nearby drilling for natural gas
Consider a fracking lawsuit if the water in your community was contaminated by drilling nearby.
In recent new about gas fracking, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation's largest natural gas producers, said it won't drill in the New York City watershed in upstate New York because of opposition from politicians and environmental groups, according to the Associated Press on October 29, 2009.
Reportedly, the announcement came just hours before a hearing on the state Department of Environmental Conservation's new gas-drilling regulations, which environmental advocates deem insufficient to protect the city's water supply.
The new rules were drafted to supplement existing state regulations on oil and gas exploration in response to concerns about gas extraction using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." In that process, millions of gallons of water combined with chemicals are injected after a well is drilled, fracturing the shale to release the gas.
Fracking is widely used in the Marcellus Shale formation, a layer of rock about 6,000 feet below ground that extends from southern New York, across Pennsylvania, into eastern Ohio and West Virginia.
Environmentalists and residents worry about accidents that could result in contamination of water supplies by chemicals added to the fracking water or brought up from the shale thousands of feet underground.
Fracking has been blamed for a number of water pollution lawsuits around the country.
On September 25, Pennsylvania regulators ordered Cabot Oil & Gas Corp to halt fracking operations in one county after it admitted three recent spills of fracking fluid.
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