State chambers of commerce ask EPA to let states regulate fracking activities

10/2/2013 | Midwest Energy News

Twenty state chambers of commerce are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to allow states to regulate their own hydraulic-fracturing activities. "Common sense, effective regulations are necessary to govern the use of hydraulic fracturing and we have embraced this responsibility through regulation particular to the unique characteristics of our respective states," the groups' leaders say in a letter sent last month. "This is why we oppose any new federal intervention that would disrupt the regulatory frameworks of the states."

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