Final EPA Study Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its widely anticipated final report on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, confirming that the controversial drilling process indeed impacts drinking water "under some circumstances." Notably, the report also removes the EPA’s misleading line that fracking has not led to "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources."

Ray Kemble of Dimock, Pennsylvania, holds a jug of discolored water from his well, contaminated by nearby fracking operations while standing outside of the U.S. EPA building in Washington, DC. "The report, done at the request of Congress, provides scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities […]

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