December 21, 2013
EPA Releases Progress Report on Hydraulic Fracturing Study
By US EPA
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report highlighting the progress it has made on its national study to understand the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. The report has been posted online at EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study website.
EPA initiated the study in 2010 at the request of the Congress and today’s progress report outlines work currently underway. The progress report summarizes the current status of 18 research projects undertaken as part of the study and updates information about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The report does not draw conclusions about the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
In addition to the progress report, EPA will be hosting a one-hour public webinar on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 2:00pm EST, and again on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 12:00pm EST. The webinar will provide project-specific updates that include research approach, status, and next steps. The webinar will also provide updates on five technical roundtables held in November 2012. To register for a public webinar, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/getinvolved.html
Thank you for your interest in EPA’s study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.