Fracking with diesel fuel is in the news. As I’ve pointed out previously, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 specifically states that fracking with diesel fuel is NOT exempted from the Underground Injection Control provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The issue of fracking with diesel fuel brings up the question: just why did a group of drilling companies agree to not use diesel under certain conditions? Were some groundwater sources actually contaminated by diesel compounds?


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