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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