Statement- Dan Haley on EPA Study Finding No Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water

DENVER – “This EPA report confirms what we have always known to be true – that hydraulic fracturing does not imperil or lead ‘to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.’ It validates the statements of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that hydraulic fracturing is safe.

Fortunately, Colorado already has some of the most comprehensive groundwater baseline testing rules and cementing and casing rules in the country, which further protect our health and safety. EPA has never found an instance of hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater in Colorado and for Colorado families, this should again give comfort that oil and gas development is being conducted responsibly.”

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