There’s a big announcement today that EPA will spend $1.9 million studying hydrofracking. The EPA Science Advisory Board is to hold a public meeting April 7 – 8 to discuss how they will conduct the study. (Does this mean they will accept input?)

My hope is that the SAB will not limit itself to itself. In other words, that early in the process they will carefully look at the types of expertise necessary to do a proper job here. In addition, they will need to look hard at resources and if they don’t have enough resources (read: money) and/or enough time to do it right, they should be prepared to say so.