Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Gas industry building database of water test results, but won’t make it public

HARRISBURG, PA — “More than two years ago the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas industry trade group, began building an electronic database to house information about the water quality in thousands of private wells across Pennsylvania.

It’s made up of ‘pre-drill’ or baseline data– critical information that helps establish whether drilling operations may have caused water contamination issues.

The project is already up and running, but there are no plans to make it public.”

— Marie Cusick, StateImpact

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