EPA Fracking and Drinking Water Study Should be Rewritten

PFPI, other environmental organizations, the League of Women Voters and citizens impacted by drilling and fracking told the Science Advisory Board reviewing the EPA’s draft study on fracking and drinking water that the study has serious flaws including a lack of on-the-ground science.  PFPI and others asked the agency to rewrite its misleading and widely quoted line about the various mechanisms of fracking that “we did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”  PFPI’s Senior Counsel, Dusty Horwitt highlighted the disconnect between this conclusion and the body of the report that is filled with statements highlighting how little data exists about fracking’s impacts.  The organizations delivered their comments at a public meeting in Washington, DC.  Read PFPI’s comments here.

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