EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report.
At the request of Congress, EPA is conducting a study to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water and ground water. The scope of the research includes the full lifespan of water in hydraulic fracturing.
The first progress report was released in December 2012. A final draft report is expected to be released for public comment and peer review in 2014.
How EPA Is Doing the Research
- Plan to study the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources
- Approach to the science
- Quality assurance & integrity
- Peer review
- Learn more about how EPA is doing the research