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U.S. Regulators Struggle to Police Shale Energy Boom

11th October 2012

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U.S. regulators are having a tough time keeping pace with rapidly expanding shale oil and gas development, according to a report from a government watchdog released on Tuesday.

Legal limitations and a lack of key data have hampered the Environmental Protection Agency’s oversight of shale production, said the report from the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ non-partisan investigative arm.

Because GOD FORBID that anybody do anything that might possibly improve the economy and foster energy independence unless government bureaucrats are riding their backs.

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