SAB Panel Steps Back From Broad Criticism Of Draft EPA Fracking Study

February 3, 2016
An EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) panel appears to be stepping back from its broad disagreement with the agency's draft study that found no “widespread, systemic” impacts to drinking water from hydraulic fracturing, instead questioning the ambiguity of the conclusion and calling for better definitions from EPA in its findings. During a Feb. 1-2 teleconference, the panel wrestled with how the agency should acknowledge documented impacts from fracking to drinking water in certain locations while making clear that these impacts...

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