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Feds warn residents near Wyoming gas drilling sites not to drink their water

The federal government is warning residents in a small Wyoming town with extensive natural gas development not to drink their water, and to use fans and ventilation when showering or washing clothes in order to avoid the risk of an explosion.


The price of gas: A Need to Know investigation

In collaboration with ProPublica, Need to Know correspondent John Larson investigates the practice of “fracking,” which some Wyoming residents say is polluting their water.


  Need to Know, July 23, 2010

This week: putting the Shirley Sherrod saga in context. A report on the most dangerous highway in Georgia. And a rare dispute between conservationists and renewable energy advocates in Wyoming.


  The most powerful environmental law on the books

Need to Know talked with David Skelly, professor of ecology at Yale University about the power of the Endangered Species Act and how fear of its consequences has produced some reluctant conservationists.

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