Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that highlights the progress made on its national study to understand the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. This is not a conclusive study - the results are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014.
You can read the full report at http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/pdfs/hf-report20121214.pdf
In addition to the progress report, EPA will be hosting a one-hour public webinar on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 2:00pm EST, and again on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 12:00pm EST. The webinar will provide project-specific updates that include research approach, status, and next steps. The webinar will also provide updates on five technical roundtables held in November 2012. To register for a public webinar, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/getinvolved.html
For more information on the study, check the EPA Hydrofracking website.