EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

Research Approaches

EPA researchers are conducting 17 individual research projects resulting in 28 peer-reviewed research papers. The draft assessment will integrate results from EPA-led research efforts with a broad literature review and input from stakeholders through EPA's technical outreach. 

EPA-led research can be categorized under the following research approaches:

Read more about EPA's projects and research approaches in the progress report.