Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking
OilPrice.com ^ | April 03, 2014 20:22 GMT | Nick Cunningham

Posted on 04/03/2014 5:35:31 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

Eight House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 1, requesting the agency reopen an investigation into the effects of fracking on groundwater contamination. Specifically, there were three major cases of suspected contamination – in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Texas – and the EPA has largely abandoned the issue and left regulation to the states. The Democrats called on the EPA to step up and protect communities in those states from the effects of fracking.

“While we appreciate that states act as the major source of regulation for unconventional drilling operations, we believe the Environmental Protection Agency has a key role to play in oil and gas development. Despite the industry’s exemptions from some of our bedrock environmental laws, the EPA does have the power to help ease the burden of directly impacted communities,” they wrote in a letter to EPA on April 1. The letter was signed by Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Alan Lowenthal (Calif.), Jared Huffman (Calif.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Keith Ellison (Minn.), David Scott (Ga.), Mark Pocan (Wis.) and Rush Holt (N.J.).

(Excerpt) Read more at oilprice.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; energy; epa; fracking
Democrat Marxist motto: Let no good economic recovery go uncrushed.
1 posted on 04/03/2014 5:35:31 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

‘Rats don’t like how the EPA voted, so they want them to vote again.

Why does this sound similar to their approach to other elections?


2 posted on 04/03/2014 5:38:04 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

I find it hard to believe that those Marxists at the EPA would abandon any issue they could potentially use against the hated oil lobby.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

Just doing their Saudi masters bidding.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 5:39:58 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jeffc

In the fight over injection wells here in Michigan I was shocked to find the EPA on the same side as myself.

They simply couldn’t find a problem with pumping water out of the ground in one place and pumping it back into the ground a few miles away.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 5:42:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

I just wished that there was an major earthquake around when the guys named in the article were all in the same room.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 5:42:36 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Farmer Dean

Bingo!


7 posted on 04/03/2014 5:46:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists
EPA fails to link fracking to water contamination for the third time 06/21/2013

The Dems just can't handle the truth!

8 posted on 04/03/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

The DIM-ocrats want to shut down the country. Piss on ‘em.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C210N
AlGoreithm

A calculation repeated over and over until a predetermined result is achieved.

10 posted on 04/03/2014 6:14:58 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beethovenfan

Let the Democrats light farts after eating a bean casserole....


11 posted on 04/03/2014 6:29:43 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists
House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking

As they ride back and forth to the House chambers in their gasoline powered limosines at 4 miles per gallon.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 6:31:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

Texas should definitely shut off any pipelines going to the states of these Democrat fools. Let their states harness the hot air these windbags produce and all will be comfortable.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 7:43:54 PM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

One of the few bright spots in our economy and these idiots want to extinguish it.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Farmer Dean

Just doing their Saudi masters bidding

Exactly..Keith Ellison-who does he think he’s kidding. The Saudis are paying off the dems to do all they can to prevent fracking in my opinion and the money is endless. I can’t wait until BO presidency is over.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 7:49:46 PM PDT by dandiegirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dandiegirl

IIRC the saudis were spending 250 million plus in DC bribes. The game goes on no matter who’s there.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 7:51:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Up Yours Marxists

The EPA MUST be reined in. I have no idea how they became so powerful, but it has to stop. They, if they have a problem, should be required to report that problem to congress who would then consider it and act on it...to have a federal agency deciding whether or not a mud puddle in your back yard is a “wetland” is asinine.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:27:40 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

“I just wished that there was an major earthquake around when the guys named in the article were all in the same room.”

I would suggest that a tsunami or a drone strike with a Hellfire missile would be more effective and therefore more desirable.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:49:26 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

If they don’t “extinguish it”, the Saudis will stop writing checks to fund their re-election campaigns.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 10:05:29 PM PDT by Flagpole Erectus (Just because I'm paranoid doesn't prove they aren't out to get me. Forget PMs. I gots tinfoil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 43north

“I would suggest that a tsunami or a drone strike with a Hellfire missile would be more effective and therefore more desirable.”

Now there you go, now the NSA knows how we both really feel!!


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:24:57 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

If the NSA doesn’t know what I think about things by now they haven’t been paying attention.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 9:22:04 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson