EPA Unveils Draft Plan For Fracking Study

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 3:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a draft plan for studying how the natural gas excavation method known as hydraulic fracturing may impact drinking water.

The EPA said Tuesday that it submitted the draft plan to its Science Advisory Board for review, a stage that will also include a chance for stakeholders and the public to offer comments.

The EPA will revise the draft plan based on the board's feedback and then begin the study, which was requested by Congress as it mulls changes to...
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