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EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns
EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday. But environmentalists say the report raises fresh concerns about the EPA's 2012 decision to halt its investigation into possible well-water contamination in Parker County, Texas. The EPA inspector general's report is the latest analysis to spotlight the regulator's handling of high-profile cases of alleged drinking-water contamination near natural gas drilling sites. Over three years, the EPA has sampled water in Dimock, Pa., Pavillion, Wyo., and Parker County after...

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