groundwater protection

The Clean Water Act and Oil and Natural Gas Development

Publish date: 
September 19, 2013

Historic flooding in northeastern Colorado has claimed at least six lives and disrupted thousands more. This flooding caused oil and natural gas operators, in the energy-rich part of the state, to shut down wells while taking other measures as required under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Highlights:

Welcome to Williston, Welcome to Prosperity

Publish date: 
July 26, 2012

Perhaps only The New York Times could reduce the energy/economic miracle of North Dakota’s oil and natural gas bonanza to something akin to a toothache. Columnist Gail Collins ventures forth from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to discover the hubbub on the high plains and doesn’t avoid raising a skeptical eyebrow.