EPA schedules public meetings on fracing study

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, June 21 -- The US Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled four public meetings on its proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and its potential impacts on drinking water supplies.

The meetings will be held July 8 in Fort Worth; July 13 in Denver; July 22 in Canonsburg, Pa.; and Aug. 12 in Binghampton, NY. EPA said it will accept comments on the proposed study at the meetings. Stakeholders planning to attend a meeting are asked to register at least 72 hr in advance.

The meetings will provide information about the proposed study’s scope and design, EPA said in a June 18 announcement. It said it sought guidance from its independent science advisory board to support initial planning and guide the plan’s development.

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