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Friday, November 9, 2012

EPA fracking study update

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in today's Federal Register that from now until April 30, 2013, it is accepting information - preferably peer-reviewed data, studies, scientific analyses and other scientific information - on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.

EPA said that the purpose of this data gathering is "to ensure EPA is current on evolving hydraulic fracturing practices and technologies as well as inform current and future research and ensure a robust record of scientific information."

This announcement shows EPA's continuing commitment to transparency in its efforts to understand and craft public policy on this angst-ridden issue.  

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