The EPA's Fracking Study Missed A Big Problem: Earthquakes
The EPA released a long-awaited study on fracking's relationship with drinking water, but that's not fracking's main problem anymore.By Matt Patston | June 5, 2015
Five years ago, environmentalists were concerned about water contamination when Congress commissioned an Environmental Protection Agency study on the effects of fracking.
Now that study is out — and the results seem stuck in 2010.
While the natural gas industry celebrates the EPA's finding that drinking water was largely unaffected by fracking, the report disregarded an arguably bigger issue: earthquakes. (Video via WildEarth Guardians / CC BY NC ND 2.0)