API defends states' ability to regulate fracking

12/12/2011 | Bloomberg

An Environmental Protection Agency report that found chemicals associated with hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming groundwater shouldn't be treated as evidence that the federal government should enhance its role in fracking regulation, say industry groups. "We don't think that there's the need for federal oversight," said Stephanie Meadows, senior policy adviser for the American Petroleum Institute's upstream department. "We would argue that the states are doing exactly what they should do."

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