On May 7 and 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board hosted a public meeting on its study of the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water. Held in Arlington, Virginia, the meeting was designed to gather public input and to allow members of the public to ask questions. The board previously released a progress report in December 2012 and held three technical workshops as well as five roundtables. Around 20 interim peer reviews are expected to be published between now and the release of the final report in late 2014.