A Progress Report on Fracking and Water Safety

New York Times: The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a progress report on its national study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water supplies. In nearly 200 pages, the agency lays out data, case studies and an analysis of areas of research on issues like spills and wastewater treatment and disposal. But the agency draws no conclusions on whether the drilling process threatens drinking water; it is not expected to do so until 2014, in a draft that will be subjected......

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