Is gas drilling ruining the air, polluting water and making people sick? The evidence is sketchy and inconclusive, but a lack of serious money is delaying efforts to resolve those pressing questions and creating a vacuum that could lead to a crush of lawsuits, some experts say.
A new study being done by the Department of Energy might provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water?
EASTON, Wis. (AP) — A drilling company is evaluating three possible gold mining sites in central and northern Wisconsin. It is too early to say whether Aquila Resources, which is incorporated in Canada with U.S. offices in Menominee, Mich., will begin the long regulatory process to mine gold, company president Thomas Quigley told the Journal [...]
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian mining company hopes to strike it rich in Marathon County of central Wisconsin. The Wausau Daily Herald reported Sunday an ancient gold deposit in the town of Easton might hold as much as $168 million in gold. According to the newspaper, Aquila Resources has notified the state it will [...]
Published: September 10, 2010
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Julie Carr Smyth AP Writer Columbus, Ohio — State parks aren’t just for hiking, camping and other recreation anymore. Increasingly, these lands are being used for oil and gas drilling as budget-strapped states seek new sources of revenue. As they allow more energy exploration in state parks — in some cases by reversing previous bans [...]