USEPA claims they have authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to make sure hydraulic fracturing operations do not pollute drinking waters when diesel fuels are used in the processes.
The agency plans to issue guidelines to states for issuing permits for use of hydraulic fracturing involving diesel. Although such guidelines are not technically regulations, a state could set its own regulations….
USEPA says not to worry, no moratorium will be placed on hydraulic fracturing….but time will tell…..as guidelines are often morphed into future regulations….
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