A pivotal EPA study published in 2004 provided the scientific rationale for exemptions that helped unleash America's fracking boom. The science in that study was suppressed to protect industry interests, a 2017 InsideClimate News investigation found. For single parent Bryan Latkanich in Washington County, and all those who believe their water has been tainted by fracking, there are few remedies. "I'm just fighting a battle by myself against a billion dollar company," says Latkanich, who is worried fracking on his property has contaminated his well water.

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