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EPA Can't Prove Fracking Doesn't Affect Drinking Water

Law360, New York (December 13, 2016, 3:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday retracted its previous statement that there is no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has led to widespread, systemic impacts on U.S. drinking water resources, saying the statement itself is not supported by enough scientific evidence.

In its final version of a study of fracking’s potential impact on drinking water resources, the EPA withdrew the controversial sentence that had been published in a June 2015 draft report. Thomas Burke, deputy assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Research and Development and the agency’s science adviser, said that the EPA’s Science Advisory Board had advised the regulator...

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