Oklahomans reactSen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, said later that other EPA officials have said the same thing in recent years. “Lisa Jackson’s statement today that she does not know of any proven cases of water contamination further demonstrates that states are regulating hydraulic fracturing effectively and efficiently, and there is no need for the federal government to step in,” Inhofe said. Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, told Jackson that natural gas companies in his district told him they had “no idea” what was happening in regard to the EPA’s study on hydraulic fracturing. Jackson said she was “perplexed” that the companies wouldn’t know about a study that has been transparent from the outset and involved industry input. She said the scope of the study is still being defined. It is not expected to be completed until late next year.
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