More study is needed to understand the ecological impacts of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said Tuesday in an effort to get Congress to fund more research into the practice.Just give her a blank check. It will save time for Congressional staffers.
The agency is expected later this year to release a draft of a study looking at the drilling technique's impact on water quality. It recently requested about $8 million in additional funding from Congress to work with other government agencies on more research.
Meanwhile, in the real world, Utica oil and gas will create 65,000 jobs, $5 billion for the state of Ohio.
It is really, really difficult for me to believe that Congress will let Ms Jackson shut down
No wonder Ms Olympia Snowe felt senators were living/working in parallel universes.