The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been conducting a study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources. (http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/)
The EPA just released a draft assessment of the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing for public comment and peer review. Read the executive summary and the full draft assessment.
The EPA draft assessment clearly mentions "Do not cite or quote" at this point. So the purpose of this note here is to inform people about the draft report and of the upcoming public webinars revolving around this report and the study. You can find details on that below the jump.
This assessment focuses on the potential impacts from activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle on drinking water resources. We do this so federal, tribal, state, and local officials; industry; and the public can better understand and address any vulnerabilities of drinking water resources to hydraulic fracturing activities.
Click the underlined link to read about the Scientific Advisory Board's (SAB) review process for the draft assessment.
If you are interested in the public webinar on his Draft Assessment you can register on the Eventbrite link (new window)
EPA's June 5th, 2015 public webinar on the Draft Assessment is at 10AM or 2PM ET.