Pro-fracking company, CDM Smith,is leading the research consortium asked to carry out research study on safety of fracking administered by EPA.  CDM Smith has been involved in the development of proposals for fracking in Poland and Ukraine and is a committed promoter of fracking in Europe. (via The Irish Times)

Link to Irish Times article:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/pro-fracking-company-asked-to-carry-out-safety-study-1.2178909