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Fracking-Funded Legislators Hold Hearing Criticizing Rules That Aren’t Written Yet

You might think fracking boosters would at least wait until new safety and disclosure rules regulating hydraulic fracturing are proposed before attacking them as causing “government waste, duplication, and delay.” You would be wrong.

The House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), held a hearing Wednesday entitled “DOI Hydraulic Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication, and Delay,” criticizing regulations on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, weeks before they will be released.

New York Enviros: "the greatest threat to our environment here in New York may be an unlikely suspect: big money."

The Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club and WE ACT for Environmental Justice have a compelling op-ed today in Newsday calling for the state legislature to act on Fair Elections legislation that is currently before both houses.

The groups note that they seldom stray from purely environmental issues, but that the big money influence, particularly in the "fracking" fight, has become too much to ignore.