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The Costs of Fracking The Price Tag of Dirty Drilling’s Environmental Damage

The Costs of Fracking The Price Tag of Dirty Drilling’s Environmental Damage

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The Price Tag of Dirty Drilling’sEnvironmental Damage
The Costs of Fracking
 
 
The Costs o Fracking
The Price Tag o Dirty Drilling’sEnvironmental Damage
Environment AmericaResearch & Policy Center
Tony Dutzik and Elizabeth Ridlington,Frontier GroupJohn Rumpler,Environment AmericaResearch & Policy Center 
Fall 2012
 
Acknowledgments
Environment America Research & Policy Center sincerely thanks Emily Wurth o Foodand Water Watch, Martin Levin o Stern Shapiro Weissberg & Garin, and JonathanShetz o JShetz Consulting or their review o drats o this document, as well as theirinsights and suggestions. Thanks also to Erika Staa o PennEnvironment Research &Policy Center and Luke Metzger o Environment Texas Research & Policy Center ortheir perspectives and contributions.Environment America Research & Policy Center thanks the Colcom Foundation ormaking this report possible. The authors bear responsibility or any actual errors. The recommendations are those o Environment America Research & Policy Center. The views expressed in this report arethose o the authors and do not necessarily reect the views o our unders or those whoprovided review.© 2012 Environment America Research & Policy CenterEnvironment America Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are dedi-cated to protecting America’s air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, crat solutions, educate the public and decision makers, and help Americans make their voicesheard in local, state and national debates over the quality o our environment and our lives.For more inormation about Environment America Research & Policy Center or oradditional copies o this report, please visit www.environmentamericacenter.org.Frontier Group conducts independent research and policy analysis to support a cleaner,healthier and more democratic society. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation andcompelling ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For moreinormation about Frontier Group, please visit www.rontiergroup.org.Layout: Harriet Eckstein Design
Photo Credits: Main cover photo: Robert Donnan; Photos used on inset o cover, as icons and in inographics: Boy drinking water, Ken Bosma, ickr, Creative Commons; Construction Roadwork, Doug Tone, ickr, Creative Com-mons; Doctor and Patient, AntoAB, cc, ickr, Creative Commons; House or Sale, David Smith, ickr, CreativeCommons; Fracking rom Above, Allegheny Deense Project. Note that these photos are intended to illustrate therelevant concepts, not to provide editorial content or to represent any specifc activity described in the report.

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