Issue Date: January 6, 2014
Fracking Inquiry Justified
EPA had legal authority to investigate and take action on complaints from Texas residents about methane leaks to drinking water from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That’s the conclusion of a report by EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). EPA could have done more to protect the public from methane exposure through drinking water, the report adds.
OIG examined the agency’s response in 2010 to complaints from residents of Parker . . .
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