If you believe you or your family have been affected by water contaminated with fracking fluids, do not hesitate to seek professional legal advice
Hydraulic Fracturing Water Pollution
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process used to collect shale gas and other fuels from underground deposits. It involves blasting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals – known as “fracking fluids” – into a well, fracturing the surrounding rock and releasing the trapped natural gas. The industry has burgeoned in the last twenty years as companies search desperately for alternative fuel sources, with wells sprouting up everywhere from the Canadian wilderness down to Louisiana.
People who live near hydraulic fracturing wells have long voiced concerns about the fracking fluids potentially contaminating their drinking water and affecting crops and livestock. However, the government does not currently require companies to disclose the contents of the fracking fluids used to mine the gas, making the connection between fracking and water pollution difficult to prove.
Water Pollution – Know Your Options
With the book on hydraulic fracturing largely unwritten, it’s important to trust your claim with only the most qualified legal counsel. The EPA is only now researching in depth the effects of fracking on drinking water. The oil and gas industry still avers hydraulic fracturing does not contaminate groundwater, but companies have nonetheless settled a number of claims with landowners.
Our attorneys have closely followed the shale gas fracking industry and its ongoing legal and environmental uncertainties. If you believe you or your family have been affected by water contaminated with fracking fluids, do not hesitate to seek professional legal advice.
Contact our office today to discuss your situation in detail with an experienced attorney.