Charge to Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee to Examine Fracking Issues
May 5, 2011 letter from Secretary of Energy setting parameters of Obama charge to imrove the safety of shale gas development.
Comments for EPA Science Advisory Board Meeting
Submitted by the Tompkins County Legislature, April 8, 2010.
Fact Sheet: SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel
March 24, 2013 Fact Sheet issued by the EPA on its study on potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources
18 Slide presentation by the EPA on its study of impacts of fracturing on drinking water. Posted Jan, 2011
Internal EPA presentation - Natural Gas Plays in Marcellus Shale
EPA's Current Hydraulic Fracturing Study (2010-2012)
THe EPA's description of the ongoing study.
Science in Action: Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study
Why is EPA Studying Hydraulic Fracturing?
Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future and hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing this vital resource. A June 29, 2010 handout from the EPA.
Clean Water Act Definition of "Waters of the United States"
EPA and Army Corps of Engineers draft guidance for determining waters protected by the Clean Water Act--Posted May, 2011
EPA Briefing on Hydrofracking
Jan, 2010 briefing doc including introduction and regional perspectives
EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
On December 9, 2013, EPA reconvened the study’s Technical Roundtable. Experts discussed the outcomes of the 2013 Technical Workshops, stakeholder engagement, and plans for the draft assessment report expected to be released in December 2014. Technical Workshops and Roundtable Materials are available at the EPA link.
EPA Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
Nov, 2011 Study Plan from Office of Research and Development
EPA Presentation on Shale Gas Extraction
August 5, 2010 presentation
EPA to study hydraulic fracturing, again. This time (hopefully) with science.
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA announced that they will spend more than $1.9 million to study the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water quality and public health. EPA did a similar study in 2004 which concluded not only that fracking constitutes no risk to drinking water, but that no further study of the issue should be conducted. A March 19, 2010 press release from Earthworks.
Natural Gas Extraction — Hydraulic Fracturing
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING RESEARCH STUDY
EPA: Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources PROGRESS REPORT
EPA: Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report
Dec., 2012 Executive Summary
Potential Relationships Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources
The EPA's "scoping" document.
EPA Federal Partner Consultation on the Hydraulic Fracturing Study
Summary of a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management, US Geological Survey, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forestry
Service, US Department of Energy, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Park Service. June 7, 2010.
Scoping Comments by Riverkeeper and other NGO's
Summary of the Technical Roundtable on EPA’s Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
EPA Roundtable dated Dec 9, 2013 and published March, 2014
The overall carbon footprint of HVHF and the undocumented assertion that gas is “cleaner” than other fossil fuels.
The Tompkins County Leigislature weighs in the EPA's scoping document. April 8, 2010
Input to Initial Design of EPA Research Study
The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association comments on the EPA scoping document. March 27, 2010
CCSE Comments to the EPA
CCSE fully supports the recommendation made by Committee Member Dr. Paul Westerhoff that private water wells in rural areas be specifically researched, as EPA usually only covers analysis of public water supplies.
Summary of Technical Roundtables on EPA’s Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
November 14–16, 2012, published February 2013.
Comments on Scope of US EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Research Plan
Submitted by physicist Bill Podulka, Ph.D.