EPA Wants More Public Input On Fracking Pollution Report

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 5:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will seek more public comments on a report linking hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination in Wyoming that could serve as the basis for federal regulations on the process, according to a Federal Register notice to be published Friday.

The EPA said it would extend the comment period until Sept. 30 so it could meet with stakeholders and publish more details about the report. Commenting had been scheduled to close Jan. 15.

Released in December 2011, the report found that groundwater near...
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