The Citizen's Voice is reporting that a hearing to discuss its finding on a $1.9 million multiyear study of fracking has been postponed. This comes a day after the study was moved from Binghampton to Syracuse, New York.

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” involves pumping pressurized water, sand and chemicals into wells to open up fissures and improve the flow of oil and gas. The studies are on-going in determining if there is a link between fracking and contamination. In the article, members of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York has been attempting to make a case for fracking stating that it is not a threat to the environment. The organization is currently under a state-wide moratorium on new drilling.

In my opinion the process can do nothing but increase the potential for contamination. It is a new method for oil and gas production in mid range fields otherwise unable to produce. One of the causation problems has been that the government has allowed big oil to claim their fracking fluids are trade secrets so it is hard to test when you do not know the range of chemicals being used. We previously blogged about this dangerous method of drilling.

We will continue to watch the issue of fracking closely. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with a landfill litigation case, or a hydraulic fracturing case, contact environmental lawyer Todd Hageman toll free or email.