GOP Reps. Criticize EPA Over Fracking Studies

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Several Republican lawmakers on Friday took the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to task for its research into the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying the agency's approach to the controversial practice had been driven by politics and not science.

According to the lawmakers — Reps. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.; Chris Stewart, R-Utah; Lamar Smith, R-Texas; and Ralph Hall, R-Texas — the EPA had made several unsubstantiated claims about supposed negative impacts of fracking which it had later been forced to retract, and had ignored benefits from...
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