30 Nov '16, 9pm

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The EPA downplayed its findings in its study of fracking’s impact on drinking water. An investigation from Marketplace and APM Reports found that top EPA officials made last-minute changes to a 2015 comprehensive report on fracking and whether the drilling process can pollute water supplies. While the EPA identified many cases of water contamination, the executive summary and press release — the parts of a study that reporters tend to read — noted that there wasn’t evidence of “widespread, systemic impacts” on drinking water. Early drafts of the study’s news release conveyed greater risk from fracking contamination, but the final version came out with a tamer, more fracking-friendly message: Marketplace Buried in the spin was that the report had identified more than two dozen instances where fracking polluted water resources and hundreds of documented spills that reached s...

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