Hydrofracked? One Man's Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling

Hydrofracked? One Man's Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling

by Abrahm Lustgarten
     
 

When the well water on Louis Meeks’ ranch turned brown and oily, he suspected that the thousands of natural gas wells dotting the once-empty Wyoming landscape were somehow to blame. The hard part was proving it. Meeks’ struggle to get the energy companies to take responsibility, meticulously documented through three years of investigative reporting by… See more details below

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When the well water on Louis Meeks’ ranch turned brown and oily, he suspected that the thousands of natural gas wells dotting the once-empty Wyoming landscape were somehow to blame. The hard part was proving it. Meeks’ struggle to get the energy companies to take responsibility, meticulously documented through three years of investigative reporting by ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten, coincide with a national uproar over the oil and gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing – a technology that promises to open large new energy supplies, perhaps at the expense of the nation’s water.

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ISBN-13:
2940013015838
Publisher:
ProPublica
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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