Employee Environmental Group Urges EPA To Make Rules On Fracking Fluid Discharge

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on Sept. 23, 2014, sent a letter to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to make rules that address the harmful surface discharge of hydraulic fracturing chemicals into groundwater aquifers.

(Letter available. Document #94-141014-019X.)

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PEER says that after the introduction of horizontal fracturing, the last two decades have seen a steep increase in the use of hydraulic fracturing technology to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits and...
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