Thursday, March 18, 2010

EPA To Begin Hydraulic Fracturing Study Thursday

Ted Fioraliso
March 17, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday will announce the start of a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health. That's according to Southern Tier Rep. Maurice Hinchey's office.
Hinchey wrote the provision that urged the EPA to conduct the study, after questions were raised regarding the safety of the natural gas drilling process.
He's applauding the EPA, saying the study is an important step towards ensuring that horizontal drilling is done in a way that protects the environment, natural resources, and public health.


1 comment:

  1. I am FURIOUS at this! Common sense should tell anyone with half a brain and half an education that this kind of mining for gas is thoroughly distructive.
    I have no words right now, but this will not and cannot stand.



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