Rep. Andy Harris is a JunkScience.com hero.
Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s assertion that a process used to extract gas and oil from shale may pollute groundwater.
The issue is important to Harris, who supports hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — in the Marcellus Shale formation in western Maryland.
“Natural gas is very important to our energy future and energy independence in the United States,” Harris, who chairs the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, said during a Monday interview. “The bias of the EPA against hydro-fracturing I think came out in the report on the Wyoming site. It’s highly disputed and we need to get to the facts and the basis for the EPA’s report”…