EPA Wants to Look at Full Lifecycle of Fracking in New Study
Just how dangerous is fracking? We may be about to find out.
“The EPA has proposed examining every aspect of hydraulic fracturing, from water withdrawals to waste disposal, according to a draft plan the agency released Tuesday. If the study goes forward as planned, it would be the most comprehensive investigation of whether the drilling technique risks polluting drinking water near oil and gas wells across the nation. A preliminary report should be ready by the end of next year…with a full report expected in 2014.”