In 2005, the Congress passed an Energy Bill which exempted the gas industry from the Safe Drinking Water Act. All other industries in the country are required to meet the regulations in the SDWA. Why? The Congress must remove the exemption and demand that the gas industry regulate itself in compliance with the SDWA.
Read a fact sheet from the Natural Resources Defense Council here.
NO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
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