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
.Casey has requested a meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to discuss greater federal oversight of drilling operations. Pennsylvania
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.