EPA Drinking Water Fracking Study ‘Lacking In Several Critical Areas,’ Board Says

(August 24, 2016, 1:13 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 11 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy stating that the agency’s approach to assessing the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water was “comprehensive but lacking in several critical areas.”

(Science Advisory Board letter to EPA available. Document #94-160913-004X.)

Advice Sought

The EPA asked the SAB to review and provide advice on scientific questions associated with the agency’s draft assessment of a report on the potential impacts...
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