EPA’s New Fracking Study: A Close Look at the Numbers Buried in the Fine Print


When EPA’s long-awaited draft assessment on fracking and drinking water supplies was released, the oil and gas industry triumphantly focused on a headline-making sentence: “We did not find evidence of widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.” But for fracking’s backers, a sense of victory may prove to be fleeting. EPA’s draft assessment made one thing clear: fracking has repeatedly contaminated drinking water supplies (a fact that the industry has long aggressively denied). Click here for reuse options! Tags: EPAfrackingnational studyhydraulic fracturingdrinking watersuppliesnumbershale gasshale oilcontaminationpollutionmigrationpitswastewaterleaksspillsbrineflowbackcasingsgaps

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