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Office of Inspector General

Notification: EPA’s Oversight of Hydraulic Fracturing Impact on Water Resources

Project #OPE-FY 14-0018, February 5, 2014.

The EPA OIG is starting preliminary research on the EPA's and states' ability to manage potential threats to water resources from hydraulic fracturing.

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