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LCV Issues Statement on EPA Study of Fracking Impacts on Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or seth_stein@lcv.org

June 4, 2015  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the release of the EPA’s draft assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

“The EPA’s draft assessment identified a number of threats the entire fracking process poses to drinking water sources and these vulnerabilities require further analysis and future regulation. It is no surprise that industry is cherry picking from this report to defend their specious claims that fracking is safe. This study actually underscores that we should move away from dirty fossil fuels because of the risks they pose to our valuable natural resources, like clean water and air. We look forward to providing input on issues that need further study, such as the impacts of the underground injection disposal of wastewater, and will continue to work to protect clean drinking water for all of our communities for generations to come.”

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