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Energy In Depth | April 14, 2014 | by Katie Brown
Reports by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Ground Water Protection Council, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found no credible threat to groundwater from hydraulic fracturing. Two recent peer-reviewed studies concluded that groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing is “not physically plausible.” State regulators across the country have come to the same conclusion. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz recently said: “I still have not seen any evidence of fracking per se contaminating groundwater.” Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and numerous officials from the EPA have made similar comments.
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