Hydraulic Fracturing in Dimock

Photo | 17 February, 2012

Ron and Jean Carter hold a gallon jug of water outside their home in Dimock. The couple are suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., claiming the energy company contaminated their well when it extracted natural gas using a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The drilling method has spurred a boom in natural gas drilling while raising concerns about the toll on the environment and public health.