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MSC Statement on EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing

The Marcellus Shale Coalition today issued the following statement regarding a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale:

"The members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition develop and drill wells in an environmentally responsible manner, including the use of hydraulic fracturing to complete a well for production.  Hydraulic fracturing has been an established and proven practice for more than 60 years in Pennsylvania and around the country, and has been regulated successfully by state agencies.  There have been no identified groundwater contamination incidents due to hydraulic fracturing, as noted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, other state regulators and the U.S. Groundwater Protection Council.

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