The EPA has released an “Energy Efficient Water Treatment” assessment of how the “Hottest” water in the country is being treated for fracking.
The report, released today, has been under review for months.
The EPA released the assessment on March 23, 2018, after a lawsuit by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) challenged the EPA’s use of a previously approved water treatment technology to increase methane emissions in water treatment plants.
This is despite the fact that the EPA had no authority to approve this technology and its effects on the environment were not known until recently.
The agency has also denied the AWWA’s contention that the technology had the potential to cause significant adverse health effects.
The assessment, released last month, includes a summary of all of the data and scientific analysis it gathered in its review of the technology.
The water treatment study, however, was never reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences, which had not yet reviewed the assessment.
It is the latest in a series of studies that have been released by the Trump administration in the last few years to support the idea that fracking is one of the most harmful and damaging environmental practices currently underway in the U.S. The National Academy has long argued that the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale rock formations in the United States and other countries is one the most destructive, environmentally damaging and destructive activities that the world has ever known.
The study was commissioned by the AWA to help assess the water treatment potential of this technology, which the AWAs lawyers argued could cause significant impacts on the climate and ecosystems and that fracking poses a threat to human health.
The AWAs lawsuit, which was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleged that the agency had failed to adequately consider the impacts of fracking on the public health, the environment and the health of the American people.
In response to the lawsuit, the EPA released a statement on March 25, 2018 that it “reluctantly” approved the use of the new technology.
It concluded that the water treated wastewater would be used to meet the “energy efficient water treatment requirements” and would not pose any additional risks to drinking water quality or the environment.
In addition, the statement said, the water was not likely to contaminate drinking water supplies.
The American Waterworks Association (AWA), which represents about 30,000 water treatment plant operators across the country, hailed the EPA decision.
“The EPA is standing up to Big Oil, Big Government and Big Pollution,” said AWA president and CEO Tom Clements.
“This new technology has the potential for greatly increasing the amount of clean, clean water flowing through our water systems.
The more we understand the risks and benefits of fracking, the more likely we are to reject it and adopt the technology.”
The AWA filed the lawsuit after EPA scientists said in the late 1990s that they found that water treatment was a “probable source” of methane emissions during fracking.
In their studies, they concluded that water treated with the methane gas could release methane into drinking water aquifers, which could then be released to the atmosphere.
The methane can leach into groundwater and be released into the atmosphere by the release of methane from the wastewater treated with it.
The AWA said the EPA was ignoring this information for years, until the EPA decided to approve the new water treatment technique.
“EPA’s decision to approve water treatment of fracking wastewater is one more in a long line of regulatory actions that have increased the chances that the federal government will be approving and using these new technologies in the future,” said AWA President and CEO Kevin Fagan.
“There is no doubt that the use and disposal of fracking water treatment facilities is a threat, and EPA is doing its best to protect the environment.”
The EPA is still reviewing the water used for this fracking technology.
According to the EPA report, the new treatment technology “can reduce water use by 20 percent, reduce emissions by 20 to 40 percent, and increase water quality by up to 20 percent.”
It also said that the treatment could be used on a daily basis “to meet the Energy Efficient Drinking Water Requirements, and that this could result in the elimination of an estimated 8,000 to 18,000 premature deaths a year.”
The AAW also said the water will be used for “hydroelectric generation and power generation.”
The water used in the new fracking treatment is also “potentially a more environmentally friendly source of energy than water used during hydraulic fracturing,” according to the report.
The new technology is being implemented in the “most efficient” way, according to EPA.
It “provides the most environmental and health-beneficial treatment to the most environmentally efficient water resources,” the report said.
In 2017, the AAW and other environmental groups launched an international campaign calling on the Trump EPA to stop fracking and water pollution,