The following is excerpted from a Wikispace entitled “Social Problems in Oklahoma”, category “environment”:
Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as “fracking” is rapidly spreading over Oklahoma as well as many other states and countries. This surge in fracking has been largely influenced by the 2005 energy bill, which included the “Haliburton Loophole”. This bill was championed by former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was previously CEO of Haliburton. This bill exempts the oil and gas industry from the clean water act, allowing the industry to go unchecked by any regulation.