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EPA chief says fracking regulations don't have to be federal

NJ.com -- States are right to take the lead on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the natural gas technology that some environmentalists accuse of polluting groundwater, said Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson today at an event at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Asked what the odds were that fracking can comply with environmental law, Jackson laughed and joked about nearby gambling hub Atlantic City.

“They’re good. You can bet on that,” Jackson said. “I believe fracking as a technology is perfectly capable of being clean. But it requires people who are doing it and the innovators who create technology to make sure it be done right.”

She said regulation of fracking doesn’t necessarily need to be federal,


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Edpap
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:27:53 PM

The EPA surely won't be leading any parades.
What a waste of taxpayer dollars. We don't need them. Eliminate the whole department.
golftellowcat
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:29:41 PM

ok
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:39:46 AM

Glad you liked it NHL!

Yes Honda, that was the original intent of the EPA. Problem has become it has become a hammer for an out of control progressive agenda and wielded against the will of the people in many instances.
golftellowcat
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:45:37 AM

ok
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 5:05:38 AM

wasn't the EPA meant to protect the environment and the people, not Big Money?
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 2:45:33 AM

Many stories about hydraulic fracking pro and con.. What is the real truth???
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:05:51 AM


Wonderful comment waynemustang. Sign this man up for the Flat Earth Society quick.

The current head of the EPA is a WOMAN, Ms. Lisa Jackson. Please at least try to read a couple paragraphs before inserting foot.

Thanks finally for one informative real news article docp..
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:39:32 PM

Go federal
abacus44
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:17:14 PM

One set of federal regulations wouldn't be suitable for all conditions.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:11:13 PM

surprise , surprise.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:06:38 PM

Why not?
rtw777
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:04:49 PM

Hard to believe.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:02:30 PM

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:01:37 PM

ok
Kmankeith
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:00:27 PM

does it really mater companies will always push the limits of any regulations to maximize profits
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:59:53 PM

ok
FastAndy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:59:24 PM

The Feds do not know what they are doing.
LaVonneK
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:54:57 PM

Oh.
BCM1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:54:35 PM

Just do the fracking carefully and ethically. If businesses adhere to that, then we all gain.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:48:27 PM

soo whats next
DEG
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:47:41 PM

What, the EPA is not going to block fracking? That is because Obama is a puppet of Mr. Buffett and wants natural gas production.
zeddieiv
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:47:40 PM

Yay, Lisa Jackson!
jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:45:35 PM

“I'm still not sure about this fracting [sic] stuff...I don't think I'm smart enough to know whether it's good or bad or safe or not.”

You do not have to be too smart to know that pumping toxic chemicals into the ground is a risky proposition. If industry can modify the fracking fluid to avoid the toxics, then I will be in favor of doing it. Not before.

blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:45:19 PM

About frackin time.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:44:26 PM

This is a first.

HYEgasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:35:21 PM

Your right Bonnie, however this stinks for me because I live in a state with a bunch of nut-jobs who are nuttier then the ones in D.C.
Bonnie24TX
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:32:50 PM

Although I believe it is best for the states to make their own decisions on most all matters, I also believe that we should be able to vote on issues rather than big government as the EPA. Who better to decide environmental issues than the people who actually live in that environment and know it best!
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:32:01 PM

No problem. Obama and his comrades have demonstrated, we only need to follow the laws we like and only adhere to the parts of the constitution we agree with. So with the precedents the Big O has set, the Feds and the EPA can go play tiddlywinks.



[Edited by: doeslayersr at 2/27/2012 11:32:42 PM EST]
woburnspotter2
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:31:45 PM

Funny - upstate NY is arguably one of the regions most in need of jobs - and yet their state is not allowing fracking - meanwhile, PA allows it and has a better job market.
confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:30:02 PM

Sounds good: let those most affected make the rules, instead of distant and out-of-touch bureaucrats.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:29:55 PM

interesting
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:25:58 PM

Not this week anyway
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:25:58 PM

given any ts different sides will always see differences
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:25:56 PM

And yet they won't allow states to enforce the Fed immigration laws..
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:21:54 PM

sure push it to the states when you don't know your butt from a whole in the ground
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:19:10 PM

Ok, More politics...
OGW
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:19:02 PM

What she said is that it is not being done right at this time and is not clean but possibly could be if the technology was developed and the rules enforced locally.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:17:28 PM

THE GREAT DEBATE CONTINUES!
kcboy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:14:42 PM

Interesting
waynemustang
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:13:11 PM

EPA chief thinks he is a Czar (dictator).
Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:07:58 PM

I agree. The federal government just makes it worst, especiallly this one.
skybiker
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:07:04 PM

Please NO More Regulations!!
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:05:47 PM

EPA chief says fracking regulations don't have to be fedral.Let each state be responsible in what to do.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:05:25 PM

No, the EPA would rather push Ethanol down our throats than manage the environment.
hagar2935
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:05:12 PM

Frack Obama!
bif65
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:57:26 PM

ok
camel1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:52:32 PM

The States should be the source of such regulation. It is not an interstate commerce issue and belongs with the state not federal government. Uniform regulations would be nice but it still does not need federal involvement.
murph777
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:52:28 PM

Let's be careful with our groundwater!
altima2008
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:49:18 PM

Let each individual state decide what to do!
tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:46:05 PM

I'm still not sure about this fracting stuff...I don't think I'm smart enough to know whether it's good or bad or safe or not..
ezone
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:40:50 PM

The STATES (not the feds) should provide broad outlines of compliance and the details should be fleshed out by the industry. They are the ones with "skin in the game".
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