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Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction

Published: June 2012
Authors: Heather Cooley and Kristina Donnelly
Pages: 35


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Overview

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated growing controversy. The lack of credible and comprehensive data around the possible risks of fracking is a major impediment to a clear assessment of its impacts. This study identifies significant issues around fracking’s water-related impacts according to key stakeholders, pointing to the need for better and more transparent information in order to address the risks and provide policy solutions.