Comments on the Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to be Undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency, February, 2011

March 01, 2011

NRDC comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan. NRDC commends EPA for taking a broad, lifecycle approach to assessing the risks to drinking water from all stages of the hydraulic fracturing process. The practice of hydraulic fracturing is becoming increasingly widespread, making it inextricably linked with all stages of drilling an oil or gas well.