Environmental Police Strike Again
Ericka Andersen /
The environmental police have struck again. This time, they are hindering efforts to produce domestic oil and causing regulation headaches for those just doing their jobs. Agencies partaking in a natural gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” are facing a lawsuit alleging that they’ve failed to give proper environmental review to regulations related to the technique.
Critics fear that without proper regulatory oversight, the process will lead to water contamination. But these fears are unfounded. Fracking is nothing new and those behind the lawsuit are ignoring the fact that the process has been around for decades without any environmental disaster. (more…)