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Citation Label: GEN447
Publication Name: Hydraulic Fracturing and Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Issues
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: Tiemann, Mary
Other Authors: Adam Vann
Contractor Name: Congressional Research Service
Publication Year: 2013
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Annotation: This report reviews past and proposed treatment of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the principal federal statute for regulating the underground injection of fluids to protect groundwater sources of drinking water. It reviews current SDWA provisions for regulating underground injection activities and discusses some possible implications of the enactment of legislation authorizing EPA to regulate hydraulic fracturing (beyond diesel) under this statute.
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