EPA Backing Off Fracking

April/06/2012 16:46PM
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While President Obama is taking bows for fracking and all it has done for US oil and gas production increases, his EPA has been quietly mounting an all-out attack on the process.

Sadly, for the EPA and Obama, like most things the Obama EPA has tried, this too is a bust.

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its claim that an energy company contaminated drinking water in Texas, the third time in recent months that the agency has backtracked on high-profile local allegations linking natural-gas drilling and water pollution.

On Friday, the agency told a federal judge it withdrew an administrative order that alleged Range Resources Corp. had polluted water wells in a rural Texas county west of Fort Worth. Under an agreement filed in U.S. court in Dallas, the EPA will also drop the lawsuit it filed in January 2011 against Range, and Range will end its appeal of the administrative order.

In addition to dropping the case in Texas, the EPA has agreed to substantial retesting of water in Wyoming after its methods were questioned. And in Pennsylvania, it has angered state officials by conducting its own analysis of well water—only to confirm the state’s finding that water once tainted by gas was safe.

Remember the rapid acceleration fiasco created by Obama’s Secretary of Transportation, Ray La Hood? The one where the lady from Tennessee testified before Congress that while her Lexus was traveling at breakneck speed, on it’s own, she had the presence of mind to call her husband on the cell phone to tell him she was about to die. Then they traded the car to someone else who had put several thousand miles on the car with no problems. The one where government labs could not recreate the problem but that made page 8 news in section 3 of most papers. But, Toyota suffered dearly from the scam where Toyota owners were seeking millions in lawsuits with La Hood’s help.

The ready, fire, aim EPA is trying to stop fracking, plain and simple, and pulling out all the stops to do so. With the full backing of this president. Good things for America should never be encouraged. Always, always, find a way to stop them. If it’s the private sector doing the good, it can’t be good. Only the government can solve our energy problems. Using technology backed by the Sierra Club. Like killing Golden Eagle with windmills. Or, blowing tax dollars on Solyndra.

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