EPA Official Challenged On Wyoming Fracking Report

The EPA will overregulate hydraulic fracking — and destroy jobs and a reliable source of energy.

Earlier this week, Jim Martin, who heads an EPA regional office that oversees Wyoming testified before the House Science Committee on the EPA’s flawed Wyoming fracking report.

Martin claimed that the report is accurate, but critics say the EPA failed to follow analysis protocols – thus compromising the data collected.

Thomas Doll, the oil and gas supervisor for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission blasted the report in his testimony on February 1.

According to Doll:

The Pavillion Draft Report was issued with incomplete data and technically inadequate conclusions.

Based on a limited sampling and an inconclusive data set from Pavillion Wyoming ground water, EPA’s conclusion is now national and international fodder for the hydraulic fracturing debate. Now the quality of the hydraulic fracturing debate suffers and the EPA’s science itself is questioned.

Doll’s complete testimony is available on the House Science Committee site.




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