Special Report: Hydraulic fracturing, water use issues under congressional, public scrutiny

07/06/2009
The need for communication of accurate information to the public, lawmakers, and regulators is imperative on various drilling-related topics, including hydraulic fracturing, water use and supply, and surface use. This is especially the case given active development of massive US natural gas shale plays in regions of the country less accustomed to oil and gas development.Hydraulic fracturing, traditionally a state-regulated practice, has been targeted for intensifying scrutiny by several federal legislators and possibly by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In June, representatives in Congress introduced legislation that would give the EPA authority to regulate hydraulic fractur...
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