Environmentalists claim that fracking causes contamination of groundwater and releases hazardous chemicals. They state that in 2005 the oil and gas industry was granted an exemption from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, allowing the industry to act without EPA supervision. At the state level, they note, most oil and gas agencies don’t require companies to report the names and amounts of chemicals that are being injected.
Environmentalists: Fracking hazardous
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