Members of the Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) recently continued their review of the EPA's June 2015 draft report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources. The preliminary summary responses posted by the SAB panel reflect the peer review process and discussions to date, although the panel has not yet reached any consensus on the issues. The SAB panel's summary can be accessed via the EPA website. The panel is scheduled to send its draft review to the EPA early next year.

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