Our series, Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect, investigates how much water is used, recycled, transported and disposed of in Colorado.
“The Ripple Effect” examines whether the oil and gas boom is driving up the price of water. Some residents worry that the industry’s deep pockets will price farmers out of business. But, the truth is far more complicated.
The quantity and quality of water that comes to the surface depends on the geology of the area and the depth of of the well.
A new CU-Boulder program teaches residents who live near oil and gas development how to monitor their water.
CPR's series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect continues this week with a look at whether natural gas is leaking into water wells.
The Wall Street Journal's senior energy reporter explores two big question in a new book: Will fracking provide the energy to power the world? And at what cost?
We continue our series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect with a look at how much water the oil and gas industry is recycling.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is hosting colleagues from 11 other states to discuss oil and gas drilling.
Slideshow: The Fracking process requires millions of gallons of water when oil and gas are extracted from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals. Scroll through each frame and hover over each photo to learn more about how oil and gas operators recycle water.
Take a walk through an oil operation to learn the difference between a drilling rig, a fracking operation or a completed well.