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The fracas continues

A recent landmark study by the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking, a controversial method for extracting natural gas, poses no widespread harm to drinking water.

However, members of the EPA Science Advisory Board, which included UGA’s James V. Bruckner, a professor of pharmacology and biosciences in the College of Pharmacy, said the EPA’s conclusion needed clarification.

Bruckner was quoted in Bloomberg Business as saying, “I do not think that the document’s authors have gone far enough to emphasize how preliminary these key conclusions are and how limited the factual bases are for their judgments.”