Dems Ask EPA To Mull Fracking Findings For New Rules

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A pair of ranking House Democrats on Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider a recent study, which revealed increased health risks posed by air emissions produced through hydraulic fracturing, when it finalizes new standards for natural gas operations.

Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., wrote a letter to EPA head Lisa P. Jackson emphasizing the Colorado School of Public Health study's findings of increased risks of contracting cancer and experiencing neurological and respiratory health effects for people living close to wells...
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