The Fate Of EPA's Fracking Study Under Trump

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 11:15 AM EST) -- In these opening days of President Donald Trump's administration, environmental discussions have focused on the efforts to address climate change, define waters subject to federal jurisdiction and reduce the size of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But a little over a month ago, in the waning days of the Obama administration, the EPA released a long-awaited report on a topic of critical importance to the nation's energy future: hydraulic fracturing.

Hydraulic fracturing is an oil and gas extraction technique, often combined with horizontal drilling, that involves injection of pressurized fluids and proppants to create and maintain fissures in rocks containing hydrocarbons....

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