Skip to content

EPA Wants to Look at Full Lifecycle of Fracking in New Study

February 12, 2011

Concerned citizen at EPA held public meeting in Binghamton NY, late 2010

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.”

One Comment
  1. February 12, 2011 8:11 pm

    I hope the EPA does not stop with concerns about drilling in residential areas. I picked up a 27 page handout at a NY State Thruway rest stop information book “Chemicals in Sportfish and Game Health Advisories” with 135 areas warning of contamination from mercury, PCBs, Dioxin, Chlordane, etc. There are still some pristine areas—areas slated for hydrofracking should the moratorium be lifted.

    Don’t stop with concerns about drilling in residential areas. Hydrofracking must be permanently banned on public lands, including pristine, isolated forests. As we learned in middle school biology, poisoning the forest kills us. Little springs form big streams, and eventually fill our watersheds.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: