Fracking with diesel to be regulated by the EPA

Fracking

Fracking

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the EPA is planning a diesel fracking permit for those companies that are using diesel as part of their hydraulic fracturing operations. A House of Representatives study found that the use of diesel as a fracking fluid is common. Currently fracking is exempted from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. However the use of diesel does not fit within that exemption.