The commission’s credibility as an energy regulator also is at stake. State lawmakers unwisely stripped cities of the power to regulate most drilling activities, leaving the commission as the most important voice in oil and gas matters. If science proves the need to suspend wastewater disposal operations or to devise policies requiring drillers to haul wastewater to remote areas away from cities and fault lines, then regulators need to demonstrate the courage to do it.
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