EPA Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Draft Assessment

This week, the EPA released its Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources for public comment and peer review, along with nine final peer-reviewed EPA technical reports completed as part of the study. The draft assessment provides the most complete compilation of scientific data to date on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing activities. The draft assessment integrates a broad literature review, with results from EPA-led research projects and input from stakeholders through outreach efforts.  You may learn more here about the Scientific Advisory Board’s (SAB) peer review process for the draft assessment.