"EPA To Probe Gas Drilling's Toll on Drinking Water"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released the outlines of its long-awaited probe into whether hydraulic fracturing -- the unconventional drilling technique that's led to a boom in domestic natural gas production -- is contaminating drinking-water supplies. Investigators will try to determine the impact of large-scale water withdrawals, aboveground spills of drilling fluids, and the fracturing process itself on water quality and quantity in states where tens of thousands of wells have been drilled in recent years."

Michael Rubinkam reports for Associated Press with Dina Cappiello November 3, 2011.


"EPA To Release Results of Fracking Study in 2012" (Reuters)

Source: AP, 11/04/2011