“On the record of safety and performance associated with hydraulic fracturing:
Just a note about fracking: First of all, its standard operating procedure in Pennsylvania. And its important to point out that weve never seen an impact to fresh groundwater directly from fracking.
If there was fracturing of the producing formations that was having a direct communication with groundwater, the first thing you would notice is the salt content in the drinking water. Its never happened. After a million times across the country, no ones ever documented drinking water wells that have actually been shown to be impacted by fracking.
A lot of folks relate the situation in Dimock to a fracking problem. I just want to make sure everyones clear on this that it isnt. What happened in Dimock was that a company was drilling in the Marcellus, and they encountered a shallow gas producing formation which is common in this area of Pennsylvania. It wasnt a fracking problem.
How many wells has fracturing damaged? I assume youre referring to how many drinking water wells.? And in our experience, its been zero.
Wow! Fast Eddie must really want this to go through...he's got regulators lying through their teeth. Many of the compounds used in fracking weren't even around in the 50s. (And Halliburton and BJ claim they stopped using diesel fuel in fracking fluids two years ago. :-)