An industry-funded review says there are problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s December draft study suggesting that groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo., is “consistent with” hydraulic fracturing.
“EPA’s study design was not sufficient to gather the data, nor draw the conclusions it asserts,” reads the beginning of the review’s conclusions.
“Review of U.S. EPA’s December 2011 Draft Report: ‘Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming,’” was prepared by environmental and water resource consultants S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America publicized the review on May 15. Although the document did not reveal a funding source, IPAA Vice President Jeff Eshelman acknowledged that his organization paid for the review.
Read more at The State Journal. By Pam Kasey.