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Drilling Doublespeak | Environmental Working Group

Gas Drillers Disclose Risks to Shareholders – But Not to Landowners

As natural gas development has pushed into populated areas, gas drillers have consistently disclosed to shareholders and potential investors daunting lists of possible mishaps, including leaks, spills, explosions, bodily injury, limited insurance coverage – and death. Want to read the report? Click here to dowload (PDF).


After Julie and Craig Sautner leased their land to Houston- based Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., the company’s improper drilling contaminated their water. Julie Sautner stands next to a vent that allows natural gas to escape from their water well so their home will not explode.

Photo Credit: Vera Scroggins

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