House Panel Expands Probe Into DOE, EPA Fracking Regs

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 7:05 PM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives committee expanded its investigation Thursday into what Republican members believe to be an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy to impose onerous regulations on the gas development process known as fracking.

House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent letters to the EPA and DOE demanding that they turn over information related to the agencies’ plans to regulate fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, saying they hadn’t complied with previous committee requests.

The committee has been probing...
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