An investor who’s trying to develop an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin also owns a coal mine in Illinois that’s accused of doing too little to resolve long-standing water pollution problems.
An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise from both industry and environmental groups.
A study hailed as clearing the reputation of the oil-extraction method known as fracking has ended up muddying the reputation of the scientist who oversaw it, and thrown a shadow on optimistic forecasts about the nation’s energy prospects.
In a possible foreshadowing of long-awaited findings by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has found “no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination” from the controversial natural gas extraction method known as fracking.
A bill that would make geothermal well drillers a state regulated industry passed through the Senate Tuesday.
About 60 communities in Wisconsin don’t treat drinking water to kill contaminants, despite a recommendation to the contrary, according to a newspaper report.
Published: January 27, 2012
Tags: Alvin Ott, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, drillers, Gateway Technical College, geothermal, groundwater, Keith Meyers, Marshall Well Drilling, Steve Ales, Steven Sisbach, Terry Marshall, Tom Niesen, Wisconsin Water Well Association
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