DOE issues new constraints on Fracking

Our Department of Non-Energy has put some more roadblocks in the way of getting natural gas out of the ground via the process known as hydraulic fracturing or, "fracking" as it has come to be known. DOE has a definite personality disorder. They actually believe they are the EPA: In a report on the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used currently in most oil and gas wells, the seven-member Natural Gas Subcommittee called for better tracking and more careful disposal of the waste that comes up from wells, stricter standards on air pollution and greenhouse gases associated with drilling, and the creation of a federal database so the public can better monitor drilling operations. The report also called for companies to eliminate diesel fuel from their fracking fluid because it includes carcinogenic chemicals, and for companies and regulators to disclose the full list of ingredients used in fracking. "The public deserves assurance that the full...(Read Full Post)