"EPA Fracking Study May Dodge Some Tough Questions"

"PITTSBURGH -- An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups."

"Glenn Paulson, the EPA’s science adviser, describes the project as “one of the most aggressive public outreach programs in EPA history.”

The final report won’t come out until late 2014. But a 275-page progress report was released in December and, for all its details, shows that the EPA doesn’t plan to address one contentious issue -- how often drinking water contamination might occur."

Kevin Begos reports for the Associated Press January 6, 2013.

Source: AP, 01/07/2013