Drilling Around the Law: Drinking Water Threatened by Toxic Natural Gas and Oil Drilling Chemicals, Horwitt, Dusty , (2009)


Dusty Horwitt. (2009). "Drilling Around the Law Report." Environmental Working Group. 24 pages.


Contains extensive bibliography.

Companies that drill for natural gas and oil are skirting federal law and injecting toxic petroleum distillates into thousands of wells, threatening drinking water supplies from Pennsylvania to Wyoming. Federal and state regulators, meanwhile, largely look the other way.

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