EPA Sweeps Another Fracking Fail under the Rug

The EPA recently informed Range Resources that it was dropping its order to a Fort Worth, Texas-based natural gas company to provide drinking water to residents in Parker County.  In its original order, EPA claimed tests had concluded that hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) operations by the company “caused or contributed to the contamination of at least two residential drinking water wells.”. Although EPA’s subsequent letter to the company did not identify why the Agency was abandoning its case, it would appear that the move is a vindication of the conclusions drawn by the Railroad Commission.
This is the second time in three weeks that EPA has suffered egg on its face for an overreach on fracking regulation. > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
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