EPA should re-evaluate its Wyo. fracking findings

12/19/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Environmental Protection Agency's study that implicated hydraulic fracturing in drinking water contamination in Pavillion, Wyo., is "neither definitive nor applicable to the rest of the country," writes The Wall Street Journal. The EPA must thoroughly reassess its findings, the paper writes, as jobs and billions of dollars in investments are at stake. "By all means take threats to drinking water seriously. But we also need to be sure that regulators aren't spreading needless fears so they can enhance their own power while pursuing an ideological agenda," argues the Journal.

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