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EPA’s Fracking Probe of Range Resources Met Rules, Review Says

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency followed legal requirements in issuing an emergency order against Range Resources Corp. for water contamination in Texas, the agency’s independent investigation arm said yesterday.

The Office of Inspector General said in a report the EPA has agreed to take a new look at whether dangerous levels of explosive methane or other toxins persist in the local homeowners’ water wells, as investigators turned aside complaints from Republicans that the agency over-reached.