Petro Group Rips EPA's Wyo. Fracking Pollution Report

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The American Petroleum Institute said Thursday that results from U.S. Geological Survey water testing in Pavillion, Wyo., reveal fewer chemical compounds linked with hydraulic fracturing compared to an earlier U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, raising concerns about the EPA's sampling methods.

The EPA released the report in draft form in December, finding that groundwater near an Encana Corp. gas field in Pavillion contained chemicals like benzene commonly used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, fluids. That report has been criticized by Encana, industry groups, state officials and...
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