EPA Finds Fracking Is Not a Major Threat to Drinking Water

Thursday, June 04, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a major draft report on fracking that assessed whether the process posed a risk to groundwater.

The EPA noted in its release that “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources,” confirming that fracking is a safe process - and contradicting what environmental groups have claimed.

Below is a snapshot of the news coverage, in case you missed it. 

Associated Press – EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

Reuters – Fracking poses little risk to drinking water, U.S. EPA finds

Wall Street Journal – Fracking Has Had No ‘Widespread’ Impact on Drinking Water, EPA Finds

CNBC – EPA says no evidence that fracking has 'widespread' impact on drinking water

TIME Magazine – Feds Say Fracking Has Little Impact on U.S. Drinking Water 

POLITICO – EPA finds no ‘widespread’ water pollution from fracking

The Hill – EPA: Fracking is not causing major harm to drinking water