Lawsuit Forces Government To Disclose Extent Of Offshore Fracking In Gulf of Mexico

http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/06/07/lawsuit-forces-government-disclose-extent-offshore-fracking-gulf-mexico

In August of last year, 21.6 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico were auctioned off to the dirty energy industry so that they could expand their offshore fracking activities in an area that was still reeling from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As DeSmog’s Steve Horn reported at that time, many of the leases sold by the government in August were located in the Lower Tertiary Basin, an area defined by hard-to-penetrate rock where the crude is located in deep water, making the practice of hydraulic fracturing exceptionally risky and prone to environmental disaster. Click here for reuse options! Tags: frackingOffshoreGulf of Mexicobpdeepwater horizonlawsuitCenter for Biological DiversityLegalGovernment

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