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Wrong. A fracking company HAS volunteered to participate in EPA’s study.

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By Alan Septoff

January 25, 2013

Sometimes, you are just wrong. Not inaccurate. Not mischaracterized. Just wrong.

Unfortunately for me, that is what I was in describing the fracking industry’s universal unwillingness to participate in prospective testing (before drilling/fracking and after) case studies in the Environmental Protection Agency’s research into the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water sources.

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Frackers, not EPA, are dodging water contamination issue

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By Alan Septoff

January 8, 2013

CORRECTION: An important part of this blog post is incorrect. One fracking company, Chesapeake Energy, has volunteered to take part in a prospective (before drilling/fracking and after) case study with EPA.

  The AP ran a story yesterday titled EPA's Fracking Study May Dodge Water Contamination Frequency Issue. That title is misleading.

Because if EPA’s final draft doesn’t address the frequency of water contamination, it will be fracking companies -- not EPA -- that did the dodging.

Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources, is the first extensive federal scientific inquiry into the impacts of fracking.  Earthworks applauds it.

As part of that study, EPA wants to test groundwater quality near an oil or gas well drill site, before drilling/fracking and after.  It’s only common sense that a study of fracking’s impacts on water would involve testing whether fracking impacts water.

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