Ex-EPA scientist publishes Wyoming fracking study that agency abandoned | Ars Technica
Ex-EPA scientist publishes Wyoming fracking study that agency abandoned | Ars TechnicaControversy ensued, and the EPA withdrew from the investigation before the report was ever finalized, giving the state of Wyoming control.
HOW THE EPA LINKED “FRACKING” TO CONTAMINATED WELL WATER
An investigation by the US Environmental Protection Agency at a site in …
One of the EPA scientists leading the investigation, Dominic DiGiulio, subsequently took a job at Stanford University. Along with Stanford colleague Rob Jackson, DiGiulio has tabulated all the EPA data that was sitting in scientific limbo—DiGiulio even went as far as using a Freedom of Information Act request to access EPA data from a couple of water samples that weren’t published.
All that data now has a home in the form of a paper published in Environmental Science & Technology. The end result? The researchers stand by the EPA team’s original conclusions.
It's that ostrich head-in-the-sand thing, literally.
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