Hydraulic Fracturing and Safe Drinking Water Act Issues

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This report reviews past and proposed treatment of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Water Drinking Act, the principal federal statute for regulating the underground injection of fluids to protect groundwater sources of drinking water. It reviews current provisions for regulating underground injection activities, and discusses some possible implications of, and issues associated with, enactment of legislation authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate hydraulic fracturing under this statute.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Tiemann, Mary

Specialist in Environmental Policy

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Vann, Adam

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 12, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report reviews past and proposed treatment of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Water Drinking Act, the principal federal statute for regulating the underground injection of fluids to protect groundwater sources of drinking water. It reviews current provisions for regulating underground injection activities, and discusses some possible implications of, and issues associated with, enactment of legislation authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate hydraulic fracturing under this statute.

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42 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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