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Hydraulic Fracturing Video

Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Contamination, Toxic Chemicals, Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing - Gas Drilling and Water Contamination

Attorney Daniel Burke of Parker Waichman LLP provides some insight into Hydraulic Fracturing gas drilling Mr. Burke offers an overview of how Fracking can contaminate the underground drinking water supply by using water, sand and a chemical mix to break the Marcellus shale and release the gas.

Many Hydraulic Fracturing fluids contain chemicals that may be toxic to humans and wildlife that are known to cause cancer and are capable of contaminating millions of gallons of water.

For more information about hydraulic fracturing, visit: If you or someone you know has been harmed by fracking please call Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOURLAWYER(1-800-968-7529) or visit our website at


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Are Frackers Trying to Gag Doctors?

Aug 26, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Physicians Hit 'Gag Rule' Doctors in Pennsylvania believe a “gag order” imposed on them by state law limits their ability to practice medicine and treat patients and is likely to result in a public health problem.The “gag order” imposed on doctors prohibits them from fully discussing a patient’s potentially or definite exposure to dangerous chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process. Under the state law, doctors may acquire information...

Pennsylvania Doctor Challenges Fracking Gag Rule

Aug 2, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
'Gag Rule' Challenged By Pennsylvanian Doctor A Pennsylvania physician who routinely treats workers who’ve been injured or exposed to dangerous elements at active hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wells is challenging a state law that would bar him from openly discussing the full extent of a patient’s illness.A new law in Pennsylvania aimed at protecting the natural gas, oil, and fracking drilling industries places a “gag order” on physicians who treat patients...

Parker Waichman LLP Partners with Ohio Law Firm in Counterclaim Against Duck Creek Energy's Defamation Lawsuit

Apr 4, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Partnership Of 2 Law Firms Gets Interesting Parker Waichman LLP has joined with Ohio-based law firm, Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli Co., LPA, to file a counterclaim in a defamation lawsuit brought against two Ohio women by Duck Creek Energy, Inc.  Duck Creek alleges that the defendants' voicing of concerns regarding the environmental and health impact of their municipality’s use of a road deicing product manufactured by Duck Creek Energy, Inc. constitutes...

Parker Waichman LLP Tapped for Ohio Fracking Lawsuits

Mar 15, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Claimants Says Firm Polluted Their Drinking Water Wells Parker Waichman LLP and the Ohio law firm of Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli Co., LPA are representing two Medina County, Ohio couples who allege drilling and fracking activities being performed by Landmark 4 LLC near their property polluted their drinking water wells.  Among other things, the couples' are seeking to have Landmark 4 pay for a court-established and supervised medical monitoring program because they...

Critics Say New York Proposed Fracking Regulations Fall Short on Wastewater Disposal

Feb 21, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Environmentalists in New York are criticizing the state's proposed fracking regulations for failing to adequately address the disposal of millions of gallons of wastewater that will likely be produced by natural gas wells once hydraulic fracturing is permitted in the state.  The New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft regulations would allow three options for disposing of fracking wastewater, but drillers would ultimately choose which to use. According to a report...

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