Press Releases Fracking

In Effort to Protect Public Health, Groups Seek Fracking Chemical Information
In an effort to help protect the public from exposure to toxic chemicals, the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Earthworks and OMB Watch are asking a court to require the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) to disclose information about chemicals used during the controversial oil and gas development process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...(03/26/2012)

Citizens Call for Investigation and Halt to Encana's Proposed Sale of Pavillion Gas Field
Pavillion, WY, November 3, 2011
- On November 1, Steven H. Pruett, President and CEO of Legacy Reserves, LP, announced the company has entered into an agreement to purchase natural gas properties near Pavillion, Wyoming for $45 million in cash...(11/3/2011)  

FRACKING CRACKDOWN: Senate, House Bills Would Protect Drinking Water from Toxic Gas Drilling Chemicals
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- With growing national alarm over the health and environmental threat of toxic chemicals natural gas drilling, five members of Congress are reintroducing bills to repeal the exemption of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, from the Safe Drinking Water Act and require public disclosure of chemicals used in the controversial process...(03/23/2011) 

Feds to Pavillion:  Don't Drink the Water and Be Careful Not to Blow Yourselves Up:  Landowner, Groups Still Looking for Answer
Last night, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their sister agency, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released health and safety recommendations based on the second phase of testing in the Pavillion, WY drinking water investigation.  The federal agencies recommended that residents not drink their water or use it for cooking.  Additionally, residents were told to take specific precautions to avoid explosions due to methane contamination of drinking water.  Precautions should include ventilation when taking showers and avoidance of ignitions in closed rooms where water is running....(09/01/2010)