If you’ve heard about natural gas exploration, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about the need for safety and protection of groundwater. We agree, which is why we strive to educate the public about drilling and exploration. There are many misconceptions about the process, and it’s important to understand exactly how drilling works so you can understand what is and what is not being done in Idaho.
The American Petroleum Institute has an informative document with answers to many questions they might have about drilling or the various processes used in the development of natural gas. You can download that document here.
The most common questions are usually about safety. Some people mistakenly believe that the drilling process can somehow harm groundwater. No matter what you might have heard or seen, it’s just not true. Here are a few videos to explain the process and the regulatory framework used to make sure the public is protected.