Democratic Lawmakers Urge Administration to Speed Up Fracking Regulations

BALCOMBE, UNITED KINGDON - AUGUST 15: A general view of drilling equipment at the Cuadrilla exploration drilling site on August 15, 2013 in Balcombe, West Sussex. Anti-fracking activists are planning to descend upon the site for a weekend of demonstrations against the project, although a Cuadrilla spokesman has suggested that the site may not actually go into full production. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Clare Foran
Oct. 25, 2013, 10:22 a.m.

Demo­crat­ic law­makers, in­clud­ing Reps. Henry Wax­man, D-Cal­if., and Di­ana De­Gette, D-Colo., sent a let­ter Fri­day to the White House ask­ing for faster pro­cessing of frack­ing reg­u­la­tions set to be re­leased by the ad­min­is­tra­tion, The Hill re­ports.

The let­ter, which was ad­dressed to Of­fice of Man­age­ment and Budget Dir­ect­or Sylvia Bur­well, states: “We urge you to fi­nal­ize this long-over­due guid­ance ex­ped­i­tiously and to re­ject any in­dustry ef­forts to weak­en or delay it.”