EPA Steps Into Fray Over Fracking

Posted February 13, 2014 at 8:09am

The Environmental Protection Agency released guidelines for the use of diesel fuel in fracking operations, National Journal reports.  

“According to the EPA, the guidance will inform how the agency writes permits aimed at protecting underground stores of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The law requires that any driller using diesel fuel to frack a well must obtain a permit from the agency.”  

“The guidance is likely to face pushback from the natural-gas industry. Environmental groups, however, welcomed the news.”