Congress Investigating Fracturing


The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is investigating the impact on the environment of hydraulic fracturing-a process used in natural gas drilling. U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee chair, sent letters to the chief executive officers of a handful of drilling companies seeking information on the number of wells and the amount of chemicals used in "fracking." The panel announced the investigation in a recent statement.

An industry group, Energy in Depth, issued the following statement in response to Waxman's investigation.

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