The Associated Press reports that 900 gallons of crude oil has spilled from a tank in North Dakota into the Missouri River. The cause was flood waters that compromised the tank that was located in a flood plain.
The Yellowstone River and the Missouri River oil spills are just examples of the substantial impacts from oil to our nation's waters every single day.
When judging any energy source and its environmental impacts and performance, it is imperative to understand the impacts and performance of all energy options or fuels.
Appropriate decisions about gas drilling cannot be made without understanding the impacts of alternatives to gas like oil.