"Oil and Gas Operators Skirt Federal Law, Report Says"

"Oil and gas operators are skirting federal law when they inject toxic 'fracking fluids' into wells, threatening drinking water supplies from Pennsylvania to Wyoming, according to a new report by the Washington-based Environmental Working Group.

The report urges Congress to repeal a measure that exempts these drilling practices from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Drilling companies in West Virginia and elsewhere have opposed such a move, saying states should regulate the practice."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette January 19, 2010.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010