EPA lays out timeline for fracking-impact research

11/3/2011 | Platts · Reuters

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its plan to study hydraulic fracturing and its potential effect on drinking-water supplies. Preliminary study results are scheduled to be released by the end of next year, with the final report due in 2014, according to EPA officials. "Natural gas plays a key role in our nation's clean energy future, and the Obama administration is committed to ensuring that we continue to leverage this vital resource responsibly," EPA said.

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