This, from a RedState 2.0 post by yr humble correspondent over a year ago:
In their never-ending quest to extend EPA’s regulatory tentacles into all phases of our lives, Congressional Democrats, professional hysteria-mongers, give us this:
“Oil and gas companies can pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of fluid — containing any number of toxic chemicals — into sources of drinking water with little or no accountability,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Rep. Waxman, with all due respect, sir, that statement is either 1) grossly misinformed and irresponsible; or 2) a bald-faced lie.
If given this new regulatory responsibility, the EPA, one of the slowest-moving and blindly anti-business of the Federal bureaucracies, will decrease our energy security while making oil and natural gas more expensive for the consumer. …
Regulating fracturing fluid, of all things, is grossly unnecessary. This kind of willfully ignorant thinking and overregulation will cost our country whatever shot we had at energy security.