Monday, April 26, 2010

Senator Casey Asks EPA to investigate Drilling in PA

According to an AP release, US Senator Sen. Bob Casey wants the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate reports of groundwater contamination and other potential consequences of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.Casey has requested a meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to discuss greater federal oversight of drilling operations. 

At a press conference today Casey said he is concerned about hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique in which large volumes of water, along with sand and chemicals, are injected deep underground. Read more here

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