What independent studies to date have been performed on the effects of fracking on nearby drinking water?

As you may know, a host of objective, fact-based studies have been conducted focused on groundwater and hydraulic fracturing. Universally, the results continue to clearly demonstrate that fracturing does not impact groundwater.

Recently, in fact, as the Associated Press reports, “A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.”

Top officials from across the nation, including President Obama’s former EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, have confirmed time and again that hydraulic fracturing has never impacted groundwater. And U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently said that “I still have not seen any evidence of fracking per se contaminating groundwater.”

And the principal reason is that there are extensive regulations, safeguards and practices in place to ensure that our region’s water resources are effectively managed and protected. At each stage of the process, water resources are extremely monitored. Click here to view to learn more about how groundwater resources are protected.