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EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces independent panel to peer review agency’s hydraulic fracturing research

WASHINGTON (EPA) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB)  announced March 25 the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.

NY TImes: Regulations on fracking are revised

Jan. 18, 2013


EPA releases update on ongoing hydraulic fracturing study

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on Dec. 21 on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which Congress requested EPA to complete, are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014. The update outlines work currently underway, including the status of research projects that will inform the final study.