Republicans Slam EPA's Fracking Groundwater Study

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 5:29 PM EST) -- Republicans on a U.S. House of Representatives energy and environment panel used a hearing Thursday to attack the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to study the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, saying there was not enough evidence to warrant a study.

Released Nov. 3, the study plan outlines how the agency will look at potential negative effects of the gas drilling method, known as fracking, on drinking water supplies. Opponents of fracking say the process has a large potential to contaminate groundwater with...
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