Oct. 25, 2011: Reps. Waxman, Markey, DeGette Report Updated Hydraulic Fracturing Statistics to EPA

WASHINGTON, DC—Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Ed Markey, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to update her on findings reported by oil and gas service companies on hydraulic fracturing fluids.  Two companies informed the Committee that they inadvertently provided inaccurate data in response to the Committee’s request.  As a result, the original analysis on the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing under estimated the true extent of use by more than 500,000 gallons.  

The full text of the letter is here .