OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Hydraulic fracturing, the Keystone Pipeline and the use of rail to transport crude were just a few of the items discussed during a visit from Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) to the Canary facility in Oklahoma City on Monday. Canary is the nation’s largest independent wellhead company with operations in every major shale oil and gas region in the United States.
Employees at the facility visited with the congressman about concerns regarding studies on hydraulic fracturing, a process that is commonly referred to as fracking, and the public’s perception of the practice. Fracking has been used for several years and can be contributed to the boom we are experiencing in Oklahoma. Employees expressed their opinion that states should set regulations not the federal government.