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EPA Issues Guidance on Fracking with Diesel: An Oversight Step in the Right Direction

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By Aaron Mintzes

February 13, 2014

Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered their final Guidance to their regional offices for regulating hydraulic fracturing with diesel fuel. Our story dates back to 2005 when then Vice President Dick Cheney gathered his former employer Halliburton and a number of other energy companies behind closed doors to hammer out what would become the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, hydraulic fracturing, safe drinking water act, halliburton loophole, diesel, guidance, underground injection control

The Cautionary Tales from Fracked Communities: Come Join the Road Show

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By Aaron Mintzes

February 4, 2014

This week begins the Stop the Frack Attack tour stop “Cautionary Tales from Fracked Communities”. The tour’s theme features community folks from around the country who share a common story. For each of them, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began an investigation in to the gas industry’s contamination of their water supply, only to later see the agency retreat and leaving the people without a clean source of drinking water.

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Tagged with: epa, stop the frack attack, lipsky, annapolis, fenton

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