Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was appointed by Obama in 2008, says that the Pavillion study in Wyoming that found water contamination from hydraulic fracturing may need another look.
"We have absolutely no indication now that drinking water is at risk," said Jackson about the study, according to the Ithaca Journal.
On Dec. 8 the EPA released a draft report showing well contaminants linked to hydraulic fracturing in the the Pavillion natural gas field of Wyoming, about 370 kilometres northeast of Salt Lake City.
Matt Mead, Governor of the State of Wyoming, has weighed in and sent a formal request to the EPA on Wednesday to study the issue further.
“I hope we can work together to move the work surrounding Pavillion water to a more cooperative, logical and scientific approach,” Governor Mead wrote.
Encana, a natural gas producer operating in basins from from northeast British Columbia to east Texas, refutes the study by the EPA.