Despite Knowing the Risks, EPA Authorized Fracking With “Forever Chemicals” 10 Years Ago July 12, 2021

Cows near a fracking site Green Matters

On Monday, July 12, The New York Times reported this shocking news via documents obtained by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a nonprofit organization that aims to protect human health from environmental pollutants and related issues. PSR was able to access documents due to the Freedom of Information Act, but the EPA was allowed to redact plenty of information, including which fossil fuel company shepherded this new rule a decade ago, as well as the specific chemicals used.

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