Environmental Groups Come Out Against Collaborative Attempt to Regulate Fracking

From the Centre Daily Times:
The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standards for fracking.
The criticism Thursday came a day after two of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies made peace with some national and regional environmental groups, agreeing to go through an independent review of their shale oil and gas drilling operations in the Northeast.
If Shell Oil, Chevron Appalachia and other companies are found to be abiding by a list of stringent measures to protect the air and water from pollution, they will receive the blessing of the new Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, created by environmentalists and the energy industry.
Read the rest here.

This isn't surprising.  While environmental groups often say that they are seeking to influence officials to pull the reins on drilling until it can be studied more and safer regulations can be assured, it continues to be clearer with each new development that their only goal is to try to wipe out fossil fuels.  No attempts at regulation will meet with their approval.
Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2013/03/21/3548843/sierra-club-blasts-new-plan-to.html#storylin
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