EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues

Posted by Trish Riley, July 21, 2010

As gas drillers swarm to this lucrative Marcellus Shale region and blast into other shale reserves around the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a new look at the controversial fracking technique, currently exempt from federal regulation. The $1.9 million study comes as the nation reels from the Deepwater Horizon environmental and economic disaster playing out in the Gulf of Mexico.

via The Associated Press: EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues.