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Drilling Tactic Endangers Drinking Water, Critics Say

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Drilling Tactic Endangers Drinking Water, Critics Say

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Drilling Tactic Endangers Drinking Water, Critics Say

Drilling Tactic Endangers Drinking Water, Critics Say

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The Energy Bill passed by the House Thursday includes a controversial provision that would exempt an increasingly popular drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing from regulation under the Clean Drinking Water Act. Opponents of the exemption say the technique has been known to contaminate drinking water.

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