A new study has shown that a chemical used in fracking was found in the drinking water of 3 homes near Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s fracking operations in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The fracking chemical 2-Butoxyethanol (2-BE)  is used as a foaming agent in fracking fluid; the affected homeowners sued the fracking company after water from their wells foamed white and smelled of gas. While Chesapeake… Read More


The EPA has announced that it will take public comment about whether to require chemical companies to disclose the chemicals contained in fracking fluid used in the hydraulic fracturing process. The “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” issued by the EPA would also require oil and gas companies to submit all health and safety studies on the fluid to the federal government. The proposed rulemaking was partly in response to a petition by Earthjustice asking that full health and safety information be released by hydraulic fracturing companies and their suppliers.… Read More


Posted by David C. Strouss Since bringing one of the first cases in the country related to reproductive harm arising from chemical exposure in the semiconductor industry, Thornton Law Firm has been at the leading edge of representing victims of birth defects. New studies show that workplace chemicals are long known to cause serious birth… Read More