Detail of Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
with Greg Palast
Apr 17, 2012 by RTAmerica
With soaring gas prices, companies seek alternative ways to try to get energy sources in the US. On Tuesday the battle over energy continued on Capitol Hill. The Environmental Protection Agency met to finish up plans for regulations that should cut down on pollution from oil and gas drilling. Environmentalist claim hydraulic fracturing leads to toxic waste, but companies who use this practice say regulators are taking it too far. Greg Palast, investigative journalist, joins us with his take on fracking.
Greg Palast: EPA cracks down on fracking
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