LCV Statement on Final EPA Report on Hydraulic Fracturing Impact on Drinking Water

CONTACT: Hannah Blatt, 202-454-4554 or hannah_blatt@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of its final report, “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources,” LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released the following statement:

“We are pleased that the EPA has listened to the science, stakeholders and the recommendations of the experts on the Scientific Advisory Board. This report acknowledges what far too many communities across this country know to be true – fracking is a threat to our clean drinking water. We know that more must be done to reduce the impacts that increased fracking operations are having on our air, water, health and climate, and encourage the agency and Congress to take action. Given EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt’s record of fighting fracking regulations, it will be important during the confirmation process for Senators to ask him if he will follow the recommendations of his Agency’s scientists, or continue to rely on industry spin.”

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