"This appears to be a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act," the letter says. "It also means that the companies injecting diesel fuel haven't performed the environmental reviews required by the law."
The EPA is currently conducting a study to determine the safety of the hydraulic fracturing process, scheduled to be completed next year. According to the New York Times, an agency official told congressional investigators that it had ASSUMED the use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing had ended years ago.
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