Between 100,000 and 120,000 wells were drilled and fraced from 2011 to 2014, but few led to issues with drinking water
A draft assessment released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today claims that “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources,” according to an EPA press release.

The assessment compiles date from 950 sources of published information, published papers, technical reports, information from stakeholders and peer-reviewed EPA scientific reports. It found tha...

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