Good morning, and welcome back to The Griddle, a morning menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. Some state officials think the EPA's oversight of natural gas extraction from shale (aka hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, aka fraccing) is better left to the states. “Fracking has never been regulated by the federal government,” Michael Krancer, secretary of Pennsylvania's environmental agency, told Bloomberg News. “This is a philosophic question that goes back to 1789.” See first opinions here by early blogger James Madison.
And now, today's news:
U.S. Starts National CO2 Permit -- Quietly (Scientific American)
Chu Takes Responsibility for Solyndra Decisions (Bloomberg)
Why Cities Are Good for the Environment (National Geographic)