EPA Details Fracking Study Progress, Won't Hint At Results

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 4:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency went public Friday with its work on a broad study to gauge the impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, but said it would withhold any results from the inquiry until at least 2014.

In a progress report, the EPA said it was conducting 18 research projects on the relationship between fracking and drinking water, examining data on injection fluids, well construction, chemical spills and water quality from tens of thousands of wells around the country.

The EPA began the study...
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