A group that the Associated Press has called a “green dream team” of policy experts and scientists has concluded that the future is anything but green for groundwater resources in many parts of our country, thanks to oil and gas “fraccing” activity.

In a report released Tuesday, the Environmental Working Group concluded that oil and gas drillers are “skirting federal law” and “threatening drinking water supplies” in states from Pennsylvania to Wyoming while federal and state regulators “largely look the other way.” For North Texans, that sounds like grim affirmation of old news. But the report included disturbing new details as well.

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