Panel Seeks To Allay Senate's Shale Gas Drilling Worries

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Federal and state environmental regulators sought to ease concerns about the impact of shale gas drilling on water resources at a Senate hearing Thursday, touting several recent initiatives aimed at curbing the pollution danger.

Senate Water and Power Subcommittee chairman Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and ranking member Mike Lee, R-Utah, questioned two panels of environmental experts about the differences between the apparent and actual danger to the water supply presented by shale gas drilling in the eastern U.S. at locations such as the Antrim Shale in Michigan,...
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