White House defends EPA in wake of attack by Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe
White House spokesman says the Obama administration has not sought to crucify oil and gas exploration companies, while Inhofe rejects apology from EPA administrator in charge of Oklahoma and Texas.
Inhofe sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Wednesday seeking detailed answers about the agency's actions in cases in Texas, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in which the agency initially announced investigations of water contamination related to natural gas exploration using hydraulic fracturing but later modified its findings or actions.
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