EPA public meeting in Denver focuses on fracking

DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding the second of four public meetings as it prepares to study potential effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The meeting tonight in Denver is to gather public comments on an upcoming study on the relationship between fracking and drinking water.

Fracking is a process that pumps fluids into underground geologic formations at high pressures to help extract oil and natural gas.

The EPA held the first of the four public meetings last week in Fort Worth, Texas. Other meetings are scheduled July 22 in Canonsburg, Pa., and Aug. 12 in Binghamton, N.Y.



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