EPA, Groups Agree To Dismiss Fracking Chemical Listing Exemption, Groundwater Case

(December 16, 2015, 2:28 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups that had sued the agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging violations of federal law that had the potential to contaminate groundwater on Dec. 15 reached an agreement to dismiss the case without prejudice. The plaintiffs had argued that the EPA wrongly allowed hydraulic fracturing companies to remain exempt from listing the chemicals they use in fracking on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. U.S....
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