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Henry Frac’ing Waxman! Redux

A reprise of a Vladimirian post from November, 2007

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.

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