Attorneys general from 13 energy-producing states, led by Oklahoma's Scott Pruitt, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to buckle under pressure from six Northeast states seeking federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing. "EPA has appropriately declined to regulate methane emissions from new and existing oil and gas facilities under the Clean Air Act," Pruitt wrote. "It is abundantly clear that EPA should not succumb to the pressure intended by the northeastern states."

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