Nixon’s legacy organization lives on. These days, the EPA is trying to prove that we cannot do anything differently with regard to harvesting hydrocarbons than we have in the past without destroying Gaia. While performing a test to prove a recent hypothesis on fracking, the EPA stumbled across a bit of truth. Natural gas may be found under the earth’s surface:
Environmental Protection Agency Strikes Gas! That should have been the headline last week that instead ran as “EPA says fracking may be polluting groundwater.” Here’s the story: the EPA says tests it conducted in Pavillion, Wyoming “indicate that ground water in the aquifer contains compounds likely associated with gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing.” However, it turns out that the EPA drilled two monitoring wells to some 900 feet – much deeper than water wells which are usually at about 300 feet – and indeed found hydrocarbons. In short, they drilled into the natural gas reservoir that has long attracted industry producers. It may the single most productive moment in EPA history.
No word on whether they have retained Haliburton to assist with exploiting this find.