Due to the controversy and speculations, the EPA has investigated a number of event involving fracking including, water contamination and seismic activity studies. These uncertainties regarding fracking has certainly affected a number of wells in North Dakota, said Helms.
On one hand, the current administration empowers the Clean Air Act and encourage natural gas production, energy from shale. On the other hand, the Obama Administration could potentially regulate fracking, which would increase cost. State governments are currently responsible for fracking regulations.