The public meetings will be held on:
- July 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. CDT at
the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth,
- July 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. MDT at the Marriot Tech
Center in Denver, Colo.
- July 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Canonsburg, Pa.
- August 12 at the Anderson Performing Arts Center at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y. for 3 sessions - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT.
Natural gas plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future, and hydraulic fracturing is one way of accessing this vital resource. However, serious concerns have been raised about hydraulic fracturing’s potential impact on drinking water, human health and the environment. To address these concerns, EPA announced in March that it will study the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on drinking water.
To support the initial planning phase and guide the development of the study plan, the agency sought suggestions and comments from the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) – an independent, external federal advisory committee. The agency is planning to use this advice and stakeholder input to guide the design of the study.
Stakeholders are requested to pre-register for the meetings at least 72 hours before each meeting.
Follow this link for more information on the meetings.