Hydraulic fracturing liabilities suggest insurance coverage

05/24/2010
Hydraulic fracturing, used for decades to increase the production of oil and natural gas, has recently become the subject of heightened inquiry and debate.Allegations are abroad that fracing has resulted in contamination of the environment—specifically, aquifers.There also are suggestions that people have sustained illness and injury as the result of drinking water drawn from aquifers contaminated by fracing.Finally, there also have been allegations that vibrations and subterranean pressure changes associated with fracing have caused damaging alteration of the underground and surface geology—and even earthquakes.The allegations of fracing-related injury and damage have engaged...
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