All Eyes On Hydraulic Fracturing

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT) -- With rapid growth in the production of shale gas, particularly in the Barnett, Marcellus, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales, Congress has directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water resources.[1]

In February, the EPA released its draft plan for its study,[2] and in early March, the agency convened an external peer review panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board to review the plan.[3] Following the EPA’s release of the draft plan, media coverage of fracking has intensified....
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