The question here is do we really need Federal regulation of the process of fracing? The states already regulate this activity and it has not been a problem. Why is there this sudden concern now? Is it part of a larger overall plan to hamper oil and gas production? Aren't we trying to limit our dependence on foreign oil and gas?
|9:01 AM Thu, Jun 04, 2009|
A hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee this morning will focus on the
Even though DeGette has yet to introduce her bill, the industry has launched a preemptive strike with a coalition called Energy in Depth. Its case got a boost last week, when a report by the Ground Water Protection Council said state regulation was adequate. There are no known cases of contamination due to gas drilling in Texas, according to the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee.
The witnesses include Douglas Duncan of the U.S. Geological