EPA Scientist Backs Fracking Study Amid GOP Skepticism

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The government scientist overseeing research into the impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water distanced the study from three harshly criticized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional investigations in front of House lawmakers Wednesday and defended the agency's plan to exclude quantitative risk assessment information.

Members of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee set out to examine lessons learned from recent EPA fracking research activities in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, but the EPA's Office of Science Policy Director Fred Hauchman told lawmakers that those regional...
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