Lawmakers are wary of plan to regulate diesel fracking under SDWA

12/21/2011 | Oil & Gas Journal

A group of U.S. senators, including James Inhofe, R-Okla., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mary Landrieu, D-La., wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to question the regulator's plan to use the Safe Drinking Water Act in overseeing hydraulic fracturing operations that use diesel fuel as a fracking agent. "From a practical standpoint, a key issue is whether EPA's actions will cause unnecessary confusion and open the door for states to lose their primacy for [underground injection control] permitting programs," they wrote.

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