EPA Reverses Course, No Longer Says Fracking Does Not Cause Widespread Water Contamination


In final report, the agency strikes its previous conclusion that water pollution is not systemic to the fracking process. Reversal angers the oil and gas industry. By Neela Banerjee In a significant reversal, the Environmental Protection Agency struck from a major 2015 report its conclusion that fracking has not caused "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water" in the United States. The agency cited the lack of data and evidence to support the finding. See Also: Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes Can Fracking Pollute Drinking Water? Don’t Ask the EPA Colorado Fracking Study Blames Faulty Wells for Water Contamination Fracking Study Finds Toxins in Wyoming Town’s Groundwater and Raises Broader Concerns read more


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