Penn State Study Opposes Hydraulic Fracturing Bill

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A congressional proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act would pose a serious threat to the development of the Marcellus Shale, which is located underneath a half dozen or so Eastern states and contains up to 489 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to a study from Pennsylvania State University.

The study, released on July 24, took issue with legislation introduced earlier this year in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives that would force companies to disclose the chemicals...
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