Democrats raise red flag on drilling, water-safety act
By Allison Sherry
The Denver Post
WASHINGTON --- Twelve companies may have violated the Safe Drinking
Water Act when using diesel fuel to extract oil and gas in 19 states,
including Colorado, House Democrats charged Monday.
A year-long investigation into hydraulic fracturing --- a process used
to get oil and gas from deep inside the earth --- by the House Committee
on Energy and Commerce found oil and gas companies injected 32.2 million
gallons of diesel fuel or fluids containing diesel fuel into the ground
in 19 states between 2005 and 2009....
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]