A pivotal EPA study published in 2004 provided the scientific rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science in the study was suppressed to protect industry interests.
For 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.
Part of Choke Hold, a series of stories by InsideClimate News that examines the fossil fuel industry’s fight against climate policy, science and clean energy.