Wyo. Gas Chief Rips EPA Fracking Report

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 3:52 PM EST) -- Wyoming’s oil and gas supervisor criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent report linking hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination, saying in a congressional hearing Wednesday that the agency overlooked key data and didn’t share its findings with the state.

Thomas Doll, head of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, told the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment that the EPA based its findings on thin data that wasn’t properly vetted by state agencies, independent scientists, and other stakeholders before publication.

The EPA released the...
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