Rendell Intervened For Fracking Company to Stop EPA Contamination Case

"A breaking investigation by EnergyWire appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, TX."

"At the center of the scandal sits former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the National Governors' Association.

Just weeks ago, the Associated Press (AP) broke news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down the high-profile Texas lawsuit and buried an accompanying scientific report obtained during the lawsuit's discovery phase in March 2012."

Steve Horn reports for DeSmogBlog February 5, 2013. The original EnergyWire story, only available by paid subscription, was reported by Mike Soraghan.

Source: DeSmogBlog, 02/06/2013