Proposal for $14 million fracking research budget –

Obama’s proposal for fracking research is $14 million and will include more studies similar to the study the EPA did on the water impact from Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania.

The EPA will face a budget cut of 1.2% or $105 million in funding, which will be hard to work with said, EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson.

Jackson said that the budget decrease this year will be difficult,

“This bud­get is focused on ful­fill­ing EPA’s core mis­sion to pro­tect health and the envi­ron­ment for mil­lions of Amer­i­can fam­i­lies,” said Jack­son. It demon­strates fis­cal respon­si­bil­ity, while still sup­port­ing clean air, healthy waters and inno­v­a­tive safe­guards that are essen­tial to an Amer­ica built to last.”

The preliminary results of that study current study on the impact of fracking to drinking water supplies will be expect at the end of the year, which includes the areas of Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania.

The research will study the entire impact that fracking has on the ecosystem, the air quality, and the potential threats to drinking water. The EPA’s total research budget is a total of $576 million, which includes $81 million for the agency’s STAR grants, which will sup­port research on frack­ing, poten­tial endocrine dis­rup­tors, and green infra­struc­ture.

The study will work in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Department of Energy.

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