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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fracking And The EPA

Personally I haven't really decided one way or another on this issue. I tend to lean toward favoring drilling but I can be persuaded otherwise. I am a son of this region ....  ( NEPA )....  and know full well the effects of out of control misuse of natural resources, hell I grew up playing in the regions culm banks and sneaking into the areas abandoned coal breakers but I can't make a decision if one side or the other is playing fast and loose with science and the truth. I already have a deep and unwavering distrust of the EPA and the people who have high jacked it and now use it as the governmental strike arm of the green movement.

Congress calls out the EPA

posted at 7:01 pm on June 10, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

One group in Congress which doesn’t get nearly enough attention in the media is the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and, in particular, the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Their chairman, Andy Harris (R-MD) sent a letter to the EPA this week which was probably long overdue. In it, he calls on EPA chair Lisa Jackson to explain what he identifies as a very disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to natural gas drilling and the agency’s somewhat “casual” approach to science.

Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Chairman Andy Harris (R-MD) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting information and documents related to the Agency’s activities with respect to hydraulic fracturing.

The letter outlines concerns over “EPA’s confusing and questionable approach to hydraulic fracturing,” summarizing three highly publicized instances in which the EPA leapt to scientific conclusions before having all the facts, only to later retract or revise its claims.

Hat Tip Hot Air

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