SEARCH BLOG: NATURAL GAS
Energy dependence; what energy dependence?
If fact, with so many new shale gas depositsWow, what a problem! Too much of a good thing.
EPA to the rescue.
The EPA has issued a draft report confirming what many environmental groups have long suspected: Natural gas drilling is causing groundwater contamination.Strangely, the same process doesn't seem to affect ground water in Great Britain.
Fracking has proved controversial in the US, where shale gas is already being exploited on a large scale and where footage has been captured of people able to set fire to the water coming out of their taps as a result of gas contamination.
But Professor Mike Stephenson, of the British Geological Survey, said most geologists thought it was a "pretty safe activity" and the risks associated with it were low.
He said the distance between groundwater supplies around 40-50 metres below the surface and the deep sources of gas in the shale a mile or two underground, made it unlikely methane would leak into water as a result of fracking.image] No, a better solution: we'll import everything because there is no environmental impact from foreign products. Hey, Canada. Send us your fuel.