Big Gas Mafia indignent over diesel fuel

by TXsharon on January 21, 2011

in EPA, hydraulic fracturing



Maybe you read the news yesterday that the EPA supposedly changed rules without notice and started requiring permits to inject diesel fuel in our water. The Big Gas Mafia was all indignant about it and Lee Fuller was quoted in several papers saying how unfair and what big old meanies the EPA is.


Yeah, well, they got it all wrong <--insert faked expression of shock here--> in the first publication, then–sans any fact checking–several other media outlets picked it up and it snowballed everywhere: EPA big meanie to Big Gas Mafia! Permit required to inject diesel fuel into drinking water! (I can’t stop laughing.)

Of course, EARTHWORKS’ OGAP sets the record straight on EARTHblog, but I’m wondering if any of those news outlets will bother to print a retraction. Since it’s Friday, and no one is paying attention much, it is up to you, Dear Readers, to make the truth known.

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Tim Ruggiero January 22, 2011 at 3:51 am

It's likely not the permit fee they are getting their knickers in a twist about- it's the millions of jobs that will be lost, the tens of millions in tax revenues, and God only know what will happen to the economy, but I think Texas might break off into the Gulf if we get just one more regulation. Or an earthquake.

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