Fracking can be regulated by the EPA, but largely is not. Fracking causes a scary amount of contaminated waste water (up to 1,000,000 gallons per site) and also creates numerous airborne contaminates. These can negatively impact nearby communities and water sources, not to mention wastes a substantial amount of water. The EPA has yet to regulate this waste or the chemicals that are running in to our drinking water. There are jobs being created, yet the danger it is causing to the environment is quite substantial. The EPA has invested little time and resources into maintaining these fracking sites and are simply letting this epidemic slide by.
Fracking can only be regulated by the EPA if the fluid used for fracking is diesel fuel – which it is usually not. This is because of an exclusion to the law added in 2005, referred to as the “Halliburton loophole.”
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