Maintaining integrity of well-bore casings to avoid leaks is essential, senator says
John Colson – Post Independent staff – Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
RIFLE, Colorado — U.S. Senator Mark Udall told local officials this week that he believes hydraulic fracturing, a technique for freeing up oil and gas deposits buried deep underground, is inherently safe and not a threat to human health.
“I want the industry to do everything possible to assure the public that fracking is safe,” Udall wrote in a followup email to the Post Independent, “including working with EPA on their study, releasing the list of materials used, and being completely transparent. One well contaminated or one person made sick is one too many.”