Thursday, January 17, 2013

SFGate: EPA lays down for Big Energy

EPA changed course after gas company protested - SFGate: Now a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with company representatives show that the EPA had scientific evidence against the driller, Range Resources, but changed course after the company threatened not to cooperate with a national study into a common form of drilling called hydraulic fracturing.
Corporate muscle flexed and someone's family is paying the price. The phrase "regulatory capture" comes to mind...