Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced

Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - As it enters its fourth year, FracFocus, the nationwide system for disclosing chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, continues to improve its performance and versatility.

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination
 
One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
 

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination
 
One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
 

EPA will propose new ground water standards at facilities that extract uranium using the in-situ recovery (ISR) process.

EPA will propose new ground water standards at facilities that extract uranium using the in-situ recovery (ISR) process.
 

USDA Seeks Public Comment on New EQIP Rule

USDA Seeks Public Comment on New EQIP Rule‏
 

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline
 
The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development – to 2013, and 2011 to 2013.

CWA-SDWA Coordination Toolkit

GWPC is pleased to announce the availability of Opportunities to Protect Drinking Water and Advance Watershed Goals Through the Clean Water Act: A Toolkit for State, Interstate, Tribal and Federal Water Program Managers.” This Toolkit is designed to enable state and EPA water quality practitioners to better protect drinking water supplies using regulatory and non-regulatory provisions of the Clean Water Act and achieve mutual goals – better protected sources of drinking water and improved water quality.  
 

State Oil & Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources: 2014 Edition

The Ground Water Protection Council report is an update to our 2009 report and includes an overview of 2013 groundwater protection rules in 27 states that account for more than 98 percent of the country’s oil and gas production. In addition to the most up-to-date accounting of state regulatory activities, the report includes a series of items states might consider when evaluating and revising their rules and policies regarding hydraulic fracturing, chemical disclosure, storage and spill prevention.
 
 
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NETL Releases Analysis of Fracture Growth and Gas Migration associated with Use of Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Formations

NETL Releases Analysis of Fracture Growth and Gas Migration associated with Use of Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Formations

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