Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Pallone, DeGette, Tonko Highlight Shortcomings in EPA Assessment

Jun 4, 2015
Press Release

“While the current draft indicates that the overall percentage of contamination cases may be small, it acknowledges there have been contamination events.  When it comes to the water we drink, every instance of contamination must be considered serious.

“It is also important to note that this study relied on voluntary reporting, which affects both the quality and scope of the data available.  This is an unfortunate consequence of the lack of federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing.

“Congress must be looking closely at ways to close these data gaps moving forward in order to prevent any further contamination.”