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Report: Enhanced EPA Oversight and Action Can Further Protect Water Resources From the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Report #15-P-0204, July 16, 2015.

What We Found

Enhanced EPA oversight of the permitting process for diesel fuel use during hydraulic fracturing can further EPA efforts to protect water resources, and establishment of a plan for determining whether to propose a chemical disclosure rule can help address the public’s concerns about hydraulic fracturing chemicals.

Report Materials​​

Podcast: Report Overview with Khadija Walker
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