Here’s Every County In The Country That’s Getting Fracked

The EPA released a new study on Friday called, “Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report” (via Russell Gold and Matt Smith).

The title is misleading — it should probably have been called “A Progress Report Of The Study…” because it’s basically an update of a megastudy on fracking’s impact that will not come out for years and doesn’t draw any conclusions.

But it does contain a cool graphic showing all the counties where fracking is occurring: 

fracking map

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The takeaway: half of all states are seeing fracking activity — even Washington.

So the results of the megastudy are going to affect more than just the states we consider oil giants.

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