Rep. Smith, R-Texas, raises questions on scope of EPA's fracking review

07/24/2013 | Hill, The

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is questioning the Environmental Protection Agency's planned review of the drinking-water effects of hydraulic fracturing. "I am concerned that the EPA has failed to include a risk assessment as part of this study, instead choosing to simply identify potential risk without providing any context or consideration of their likelihood," Smith said. Such an approach affects the study's objectivity, he added.

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