Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s methane migration and hydraulic fracturing

Nearly a decade ago Encana, one of the world’s largest natural gas producers, began a risky and experimental drilling program that required intense hydraulic fracturing for shallow coalbed methane (Horseshoe Canyon Formation) throughout central Alberta.

Landowner Jessica Ernst, President of Ernst Environmental Services and an Extreme Energy Initiative international collaborator, is suing Encana and Alberta government regulators over water contamination.  Read her report on water contamination below.

Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s methane migration and hydraulic fracturing by Ernst Environmental Services, June 16, 2013.

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