Hydraulic Fracking Information
Hydraulic fracking or fracturing is a process in which millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are pumped underground to break apart rock and release natural gas. Fracking is currently being used in 90 percent of the nations natural gas and oil wells.
While the practice of fracking makes drilling possible in areas that would not have been profitable 10 years ago, scientists are worried that the chemicals used in the process of fracturing may pose a threat either underground or when waste fluids are handled and sometimes spilled on the surface.
Our hydraulic fracking attorneys urge you to contact us as soon as possible if your health or property has been damaged by fracturing.
Dangers of Hydraulic Fracking
Many chemicals used in fracking, like benzene, are hazardous to humans and to animals that inhabit nearby areas. Long-term exposure to these chemical can have serious health consequences.
Unfortunately, the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempted hydraulic fracking from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Drillers do not have to disclose the mix of chemicals used in the fracturing process.
A recent study conducted by the director of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange in Paonia, Colorado, Theo Colburn, PhD, identified 65 chemicals that are probable components of the injection fluids used when fracking. These chemicals include:
- 2-ethanol or 2-methoxyethoxy
All of these chemicals have been linked to health disorders when human exposure is high and for an extended period of time.
Contact an Oklahoma Hydraulic Fracturing Attorney
Hydraulic fracking is destroying the environment and threatening the health of thousands of Americans. If you and your family have become fracking victims, you are not alone.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our attorneys have the skills and resources necessary to gather all the evidence related to your claim to present the strongest case possible so that you may recover maximum compensation allowed under law to compensate you for your losses
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a lawsuit, contact us to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, we will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your damages.
Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you, unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether this is though a jury verdict or by a settlement with the other parties involved.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Oklahoma hydraulic fracking victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.