Congressional subcommittee urged not to duplicate state frac regulations

Witnesses testifying before a congressional subcommittee field hearing in Denver on May 2 said US Department of the Interior efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land will duplicate measures already implemented by some states. Kathleen Sgamma, Western Energy Alliance vice-president of government and public affairs, said WEA supports efforts to delegate more responsibilities to the states. She testified before the US House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee. "Despite the fact that states have been regulating hydraulic fracturing for over 6 decades with no cases of contamination of underground sources of drinking water, the federal gover...

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