Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP
The EPA, after five long years of research had to muddle, generalize and redefine “fracking” to say it could impact driving water in “some circumstances.”
On Tuesday, the EPA released its revised report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water. Modifying its previous conclusion that the process does not cause “widespread, systematic” effects, the EPA now claims that fracking for oil and natural gas can contaminate drinking water under “certain circumstances.” This report ends more than five years of research. While not giving a definitive conclusion, according to EPA science advisor Thomas Burke the report offered the most complete scientific analysis on the potential link between fracking and drinking water contamination. Continue reading