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EPA Fracking Study in Five US States this Summer

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 23, 2011

The EPA Frack Study will include case review for hydraulic fracturing in Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana.

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. The sites identified were selected following extensive input from stakeholders, including the public, local and state officials, industry, and environmental organizations. To ensure the agency maintains the current timeline for the study, the EPA will begin field work in some of the selected regions this summer.”

Find the full article at epa.gov.

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