Shale To The Chief

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 1:41 PM EST) -- In his January 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama endorsed scientifically sound development of shale gas resources.

Speaking in Philadelphia in February, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the agency plans to allocate $14 million of its 2013 budget to further study how shale drilling, and particularly the technology of hydraulic fracturing of shale basins (fracking), may impact water quality, air quality and ecosystems.

Jackson reported that the EPA also plans to fund grants for additional research into the environmental...
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