Living With Uncertainty: An Inside Energy Podcast Special

Is having oil and gas development nearby bad for your health? In this story, we’re going to dig into what is known and what is unknown about these dangers and why those unknowns still exist, as more and more wells are drilled. We’re going to meet different people with different perspectives, who are all gathering data or studying it. They’re looking for answers and living with unknowns.

Oil And Gas Wastewater Linked To Ozone Pollution

Every day, more than 2 billion gallons of water are produced in the US by the oil and gas industry. That water can contain hydrocarbons like benzene and toluene as well as the chemicals that are injected into the well to produce the oil and gas. But the federal government doesn’t treat waste from the oil and gas industry as hazardous, and much of that polluted wastewater is allowed to simply evaporate. That, it turns out, could be a problem.