Pennsylvania Studies Confirm Natural Gas Drilling Does Not Impact Groundwater
Two newly-released studies, one by Yale University researchers and another from Penn State University, conclude that there are few negative impacts on ground water from nearby drilling for natural gas. A
n Associated Press article about the studies reports that “groundwater supplies appear to have held their own” in areas adjacent to shale drilling operations. The Yale study reports that instances of methane in a small number of nearby water wells were attributable to natural variability rather than drilling operations.