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Senator Lankford: Regulation of hydraulic fracturing should remain with states

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on hydraulic fracturing’s impact on drinking water:

“Today, the EPA released a multi-year report on hydraulic fracturing that confirms again that it poses no widespread threat to our drinking water, as has been claimed by some environmental extremists. As time passes, more studies confirm that hydraulic fracturing is safe when done correctly. This study bolsters my belief that the regulation of hydraulic fracturing should remain a state function. There is no need to grant more regulation of it to the federal government.”