The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is dropping plans to issue a report on whether fracking caused groundwater contamination in a town near Pavillion, Wyoming. Now Wyoming will take over the study with the help from $1.5 million from Encana, the owner of the wells in question.
The EPA stated as part of a joint release with the state of Wyoming, “While EPA stands behind its work and data, the agency recognizes the State of Wyoming’s commitment for further investigation and efforts to provide clean water and does not plan to finalize or seek peer review of its draft Pavillion groundwater report released in December, 2011.”
Although the fracking industry was pleased with this decision, they were not completely satisfied. The American Petroleum Institute said, “Our environmental performance is strong. It is a shame this reality is sometimes overshadowed by misinformation generatedRead More