Report shows frackers average more than two violations a day


By Dan Heyman

Colorado News Connection

Fracking companies average more than two-and-a-half violations a day, according to a study of just a small portion of the public record. The Natural Resources Defense Council studied online reports for Colorado, Pennsylvania and West Virginia covering five years.

Report author Amy Mall, a senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the firms racked up 4,600 citations; about 18 a week. She said some of the 68 drillers they looked at ran up hundreds of violations including wastewater spills, well leaks and pipeline ruptures.

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